Page Library Update

This is a Five Rows Library update for those who are still cellaring our 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon:

Bottle #535 (only 30 bottles left in the collection)

Date Consumed:  July 7th, 2012

Setting: Our annual trip up north to Hurricane Point on Pigeon Lake for a quick summer recharge session.  A beautiful Bobcaygeon sunset prelude to a night of fishing and Texas Poker.

Occasion:  Celebrating a ferocious Muskie encounter the previous evening – “Son…I think we’re gonna need a bigger net”

Meal:  Steve’s Famous Chicken Chili

Musical Accompaniment:  Cuff the Duke – “Listen to your Heart”

Conversation:  Old times at the cottage and Bella’s swimming prowess

2005 Five Rows Cabernet Sauvignon:  Have not visited this vintage for a couple of years.  Aromatics have intensified tremendously and include ripe Burbank plum, black currant jam, vanilla and mocha.  I’m most pleased with how the tannins have softened and matured since we last indulged.  I’ve always felt like this Cab needed time to reach it’s full potential, now my patience has been realized.  It was a pleasure to drink.  Perceptible flavours include candied cherry, red licorice, mocha and vanilla bean.  It’s hard for me to advise people not to consume this wine right now, but I believe it still has some life to live yet.

'05 Cab

6 Responses to “Library Update”

Michael Klassen

I’m a little jealous! I hadn’t yet discovered your fantastic little winery when this vintage was released.

Michael Klassen

A “Library Update” of my own:
Lauren and I opened a bottle (387) of the 2007 Cab. Sauv to celebrate the birth of our daughter (July 23, 2012). It was very very nice!!! Still has quite a fruity nose, along with vanilla, and a hint of tobacco. This wine has lots of life left in the bottle, it took a good while in the glass to open fully. Flavors of nice ripe fruit on the pallet, still lots of tannins at play, and a very long smooth finish!
Cheers to another well crafted vintage Wes!
P.s. the only reason I didn’t post this under the “register your bottle” section of the web site is that I registered this bottle when I purchased it, so bottle # 387 will go unaccompanied by comment in that section.

Wes Lowrey

Congrats to you and Lauren!! I think it’s fitting that you guys toasted her birth with a wine from a vintage eerily similar to the way this year is shaping up . Now, can you do a rain dance for me?

p.s. I just updated bottle #387 on your behalf

Michael Klassen

Thanks Wes!
Did you get the rain I sent you?

Wes Lowrey

Right on cue!!


Ahhh, what a nice memory…

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