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White Oak Vineyards & Winery’s 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark, slightly brooding blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc from a 1,400 foot elevation vineyard within California’s most renowned wine country. This Cabernet has aromas of dark chocolate, cassis and rose hip that lead into flavors of currants, black plum and tea on the palate. Ripe tannins, black fruit and toasty oak combine to form a deliciously lingering finish. Connoisseurs’ Guide awards this vintage 90 Points and names it a Best Buy: “Very careful construction, fine fruity focus, a dash of briary spice and a generous dollop of very sweet oak make for a most successful Cabernet recipe here. As good as its many parts are, it is the way they are assembled that lifts the wine into high company, there are few among its many noteworthy cousins that deliver this kind of richness, polish and depth at anything approaching the price.” Try pairing the White Oak 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with filet mignon or any rich, peppered steak. [+]