November 15th, 2005


Wine of the Week

Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2003 (90 points, $25)

Excellent balance and purity of youthful Cabernet flavors. Rich currant, blackberry and black cherry fruit is well-defined and oak plays a supporting role, with a dash of espresso bean and hazelnut. The tannins give it firmness and depth. A terrific price, too. Best from 2006 through 2013. 5,500 cases made.

Wine Spectator's editors have selected this wine as the best buy of the week.