Dancing Bear Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley
About This Wine
Reflecting its characteristic mountain terroir, our 2005 Dancing Bear Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon displays fresh, high-toned floral aromas mingled with ripe, spicy, brambleberry fruit tones and earthy/truffle-y scents. (Julianne compares the aroma to walking through a forest after a warm summer rain). In the mouth, the wine is intense and concentrated, with a core of beautifully pure wild cherry fruit, yet its texture is supple and elegant. Beautifully structured and amazingly focused, it culminates in a long, savory finish full of rich dark chocolate and mineral tones. While Dancing Bear Ranch is tantalizingly delicious now, it will evolve beautifully in bottle over the next 8-10 years. Located on the rugged slopes of Howell Mountain, our Dancing Bear Ranch estate vineyard is planted on steep hillsides at elevations of over 1,800 feet.
Reflecting its mountain terroir, our 2005 DBR displays fresh, high-toned floral aromas mingled with ripe, spicy, brambleberry fruit tones and earthy/truffle-y scents.