Robert Parker 93
The gorgeous 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Showket Vineyard exhibits classic notes of creme de cassis, licorice, cedarwood, and tobacco leaf along with full-bodied flavors, sweet tannin, and excellent harmony and equilibrium (a characteristic of many 2005 Napa Cabernets). The wine reveals a European-like restraint, but the ripeness and purity of Napa fruit is on display.The price is somewhat hair-raising, but … it’s Napa Valley. This wine should drink nicely for 15+ years.
Anticipated maturity: 2008-2023