The 2005 Meander Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded a 96 point score from wine writer Brian Pasch in his April wine enthusiast newsletter.
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Brian Pasch’s monthly wine newsletter awards the 2005 Meander Cellars Cabernet a score of 96 points following a 94 point score for last years’ 2004 vintage. “Winemaker Amy Aiken should be proud to have made outstanding cabernet wines in back to back vintages. Meander Cabernet should be in the wine cellars of serious California Cabernet collectors” remarked Brian Pasch, wine collector and blogger.
Only 500 cases of the 2005 Meander Cellars Cabernet were produced for this current release which went on sale in March 2008. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon superstar is made from 50% Morisoli Vineyard fruit from Rutherford and 50% Lewelling Vineyards fruit from St. Helena. Both of these vineyards have been family farmed for generations and the fruit is highly sought after by those winemakers making hand crafted Cabernet Sauvignon from the Napa Valley.
The 2005 Cabernet was aged in 100% French Oak, 75% of which is new, for 22 months. The primary coopers that supply barrels to Amy Aiken are Sylvain, Seguin Moreau and Vicard. “The combination of excellent fruit sources, mother nature and the expert care of winemaker Aiken has produced a silky smooth Cabernet with integrated tannins and a seductive hint of sweetness on the finish” commented Pasch.
You can read the full review of the 2005 Meander Cellar Cabernet by visiting Brian Pasch’s website. Brian Pasch’s wine newsletter is free to those who subscribe on his website.