2005 Spottswoode Family Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon ($130)
Spottswoode is a benchmark producer of graceful, age-worthy Cabernets, like the deep, dark ’05. Its complex layers of flavor are supported by silky tannins.
2005 Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($27)
Beringer, one of Napa Valley’s most storied producers, makes this seamless, black curranty red at its St. Helena winery. The fruit comes from Knights Valley, just to the north of Napa Valley in Sonoma County.
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2005 Steltzner Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District ($40)
Since the late 1970s, Steltzner has been one of the most consistent Stags Leap Cabernet producers, creating top-notch reds like this one, with ripe cherry fruit and fine-grained, silky tannins.