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Tasting Highlights: Napa Cabernet

The 2005 vintage of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons looks better than anticipated
James Laube
Posted: July 14, 2008


The 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet vintage is shaping up better than I thought it might. This was a record crop, with vines pushing out huge tonnage. The growing season was long and drawn out, which can cause vines to have difficulty ripening a large crop.

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