Whitehall Lane 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

For fifteen years, the Leonardini family has used fruit harvested from select vine rows in the Leonardini Vineyard in St. Helena and the Morisoli Vineyard in Rutherford for the Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon program. Each year, the fruit matures beautifully and translates into delicious, legendary wines that are among the most sought after in Napa Valley. The 2005 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is no exception, garnering an impressive 94 Points and Cellar Sellection distinction from Wine Enthusiast magazine:"...feels softly ripe in the mouth, with pie-filling blackberries, cherries, mocha, plums, tobacco and sweet dusty spices." This Cabernet was also awarded 91 Points from Connoisseur's Guide and 90 Points from Wine News. With finesse, smoothness, and power that has become the signature for Whitehall Lane Cabernet, this beautiful 2005 vintage has aromas and flavors of ripe wild blackberries, cassis and an underlying spiciness from the time in oak barrels. The wine offers great balance, ripeness and lingering flavors that lead to a long, silky smooth finish. [+]