Tuesday Quick Sip: 2005 Cartlidge & Browne Cabernet Sauvignon – Snow Lake Vineyard, Red Hills Lake County

Wine Info

Appellation – Red Hills, Lake County

Vineyard – Snow Lake

Grape – 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, clone 337 and 15

Aging – 60% American, 40% French for 17 months

Price – $23

2005cbcabernetlakecountyMy Tasting Notes

Color – deep garnet

Nose – black tea, boysenberry, cherry, toast, caramel

Taste – cedar, cassis, oak, blackberry, cherry, vanilla

Mouthfeel – slightly spicy with full roundness leading to leathery tannins

Finish – long and dusty

For a solid Cab in the $20 – $25 range this one definitely fits the bill. Classic Cab flavors and a big full body with well structured but not overpowering tannins. We had the 2005 Cartlidge & Browne Cabernet with a rich “green and white” lasagna and it paired very well.

Cheers!

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2 thoughts on “Tuesday Quick Sip: 2005 Cartlidge & Browne Cabernet Sauvignon – Snow Lake Vineyard, Red Hills Lake County

  1. Leonard L.

    Ever drink white wine? Also the 2008 rose’s are coming out soon. Match a Chiaretto with a veggie lasagna. Bet you can’t drink just one glass. The bottle will be gone before you know it.

  2. vcuspoon

    Hey Leonard
    Thanks for the comment. Yeah I love white wine, usually my favorites are White Burgundies, Albarinjos and Sauv Blanc. I drink a lot of Rose too, just been on a red kick lately, probably the cold weather. I haven’t tried a Chiaretto before, but will put it on my shopping list.
    Cheers
    John

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