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2005 Michael-Scott Cabernet Sauvignon

Michael-Scott Winery
2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Exceptional Value - Stock Limited

It must be something about the start of the new year, or perhaps the end of the holiday season, but whatever it is, we have been able to get our hands on some incredible deals for our customers recently.  This week we have once again been able to dispel the myth that it is impossible to find a good Napa Valley Cabernet for under $40.  The Michael-Scott Cabernet is a wonderful example of the variety, and is available from the winery for $40.  But we have managed to secure the last of the wonderful 2005 vintage at a discount, and are able to offer it to our customers at the unbelievable price of $19.99.  This one is sure to sell out quickly, so do not miss your chance to stock up on perfectly aged Napa Cabernet.

The 2005 Michael-Scott Napa Valley Cabernet is ruby garnet in color.  The nose is vibrant and lifted, with aromas of black cherry, violets, raspberry and tobacco.  The palate is equally fresh, with cherry and berth flavors joined by layers of spice and a hint of black licorice.  Good acid carries through on the finish, with blackberry and dark chocolate flavors lingering on the finish.  This wine is not showing any signs of fading, so it will probably last another few years in the cellar, but it's prime drinking window is probably going to be over the next year, as the acidity, fruit, and tannin seem to be in perfect balance at the moment.  Serve this with grilled meat or an earthy, creamy mushroom dish and the result will be wonderful.

This would be a lovely Napa Cab at its release price of $35, and at $19.99 is a must for any Cabernet drinker that appreciates finding rare value.

Vintage:  2005
Varietal:  Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation:  Napa Valley
pH:  3.68
Alcohol:  14.5%

About The Winery...

Founded in 1996, Michael Quinn created a small winery, Michael-Scott located just to the west of the town of Napa. Michael-Scott specializes in select small lots of wine using sustainable and eco-friendly techniques. Our award winning wines can be found in some of the top restaurants and wine shops in the country.

About the Winemaker; Tom Meadowcroft started his journey in winemaking by working the harvest of 1979 in Bordeaux. Later in life, Tom worked at wineries in Washington and Napa, attended UC Davis and Napa College, and then became a vineyard manager focused on sustainable farming and environmental advocacy. Managing dozens of properties for the top wineries in Napa and Sonoma taught Tom the principles of winegrowing and provided a vision for the kinds of wines that he makes today.





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