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TN - 2005 Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon

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dinwiddie Jan 27, 2012 08:50 AM

Wonderful wine. Nice balance, well integrated tannins, loads of dark fruits, currants, and a little tobacco box. Just the right touch of vanilla oak char. Nice mouthfeel, medium to long finish. Drinking very well and even better than the last time I opened one 6 months ago. Definitely a fantastic Napa Cab that for the price is hard to beat. Easily as good as many $100+ bottles.

  1. Fowler Feb 1, 2012 12:52 PM

    Hi dinwiddie,

    I too am a fan of KL cabs. Thanks for the report on the 2005. From '05 I have some of the Herb Lamb, Beckstoffer and Morisoli. Do you recall which one of their '05 Cabs you had? I think they made 4 or so different ones that vintage.

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      pinotho Jan 28, 2012 01:13 PM

      what kind of cost are we talking about, approximately??

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        dinwiddie Jan 31, 2012 08:22 AM

        I've been buying it on allocation from the winery since 1997, so I get a break. Depending on where you live it can range from $55 (CA) to $75 (NY) a bottle. I'd expect that it would be more toward the higher end unless someone was putting it on sale for some reason.

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          pinotho Jan 31, 2012 12:49 PM

          thanks, dinwiddie, it is appreciated.

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            dinwiddie Feb 1, 2012 01:37 PM

            This was the Napa, not one of the single vineyard cabs. I've had the To-Kalon from '05 and it was magnificent.

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        drumwine Jan 28, 2012 08:21 AM

        With you on Karl Lawrence....big fan...recently opened a 2001 that was stunning. Similar profile to the '05, & beautifully balanced.

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