2005 Cabernet Sauvignon – Beckstoffer Vineyard X – Not the typical Napa Cab… @Merryvale

Merryvale is a fun spot to visit when we go to Napa and this is a more rare wine they produce as it comes from the Beckstoffer Vineyard X, and features a more restrained style.  We opened it up last weekend and this 6 year old opened up nicely into a balanced cab showing some fruit, but clearly the rest made an impact on it.  We’re just starting to drink our older (for us older anyway) Napa wine and starting to appreciate and understand the impact of resting or aging the wines a bit.  If you like the big fruit, I think you should consume the Napa and other wines while they are young, but if you’re more about the restrained, balanced wine, then you’ll need a fair amount of patience.

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