If you were one of the lucky ones to order the Noble Wines 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon when it was featured, you will love this opportunity to taste vintages side-by-side.
Dark ruby/purple-colored, with a classy vanillin, black currant-scented nose that has yet to develop in the glass, this wine is tight at first but an exuberant bouquet of licorice, raspberry, cooked strawberries and pain-grille literally explode along with some vegetal and mineral components. Highly concentrated and intense on the palate, this full-bodied wine shows a great balance of mild acidity and moderate tannins. This is truly a Napa Valley gem that can only get better with time. Decanting 2-3 hour prior is a must to fully appreciate this wine.
Wine made from mountain fruit and benchland fruit, particularly from these locations, is so fun to pair with food. The boldness and tannins along with the acidity create a canvas from which to work. Pair with beef, pasta with meat sauce, lamb, hamburgers and mushroom dishes. Serve also with hard aged cheeses like aged Gouda and Parmesan. Rich chocolate desserts create a decadent pairing.