von Strasser Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Diamond Mountain District|
The winery's basic Cab, with no vineyard designation, shares the qualities of the more expensive bottlings. It's dry and tannic and ultraconcentrated in varietal character, with explosive cassis, cherry and new oak flavors. Impresses now for its luxurious mouthfeel, and should develop through 2013.
Intense and complex, with earthy berry and currant flavors, shaded by mint and bay leaf. Turns dry and austere on the finish, with a pleasant earthy aftertaste. Needs cellar time. Best from 2010 through 2016. 2,500 cases made.