174, The Wine Advocate
The brilliant 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a deep ruby/purple color as well as an elegant perfume of spring flowers, black currants, licorice, cedar, and subtle toasty oak. It is medium to full-bodied with sweet tannin, and a long, authoritative, elegant finish. It should drink beautifully for 15 or more years.
Andrew Geoffrey Vineyards’ 13 acres of red wine grapes are situated within a 66-acre parcel of prime hillside vineyard property on the highest slopes of the Diamond Mountain District sub-appellation of the Napa Valley. Diamond Mountain is located along the Mayacamas mountain range between St. Helena and Calistoga. The Diamond Mountain sub-appellation is well known and recognized for its diversity of volcanic soils, varied micro-climates, and generous amounts of winter rainfall. Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown on Diamond Mountain have an outstanding reputation for high quality and Diamond Mountain wines produced from those Cabernet Sauvignon grapes possess strong consumer recognition.