TN: 2005 Two Hands Cabernet Sauvignon Charlie's Patch (USA, California, Napa Valley)

  • 2005 Two Hands Cabernet Sauvignon Charlie’s Patch - USA, California, Napa Valley (12/19/2009)
    5 hour single decant & needed it.
    Nice dark amber and super viscous, clinging to the sides of the glass like honey & water. The nose give up some black cherry and blackberries. The palate has a super restrained mouthfeel. I feel the small berries from the mountain fruit, Spring Mountain most definitely. here is some graphite, black currant, black cherry cola, soy, leather and earth. A very intricate tannin weave with a great balance of acid and fruit. Elegant and regal, this begs for 2-3 years. A decent finish and the memory lingers on the tongue for minutes. Well done TRB, especially in being so versatile in your winemaking. (91 pts.)

Posted from CellarTracker

Sounds like a winner Mike. How would you compare this to the 2006?

Tighter wound and more restrained. The 06 seemed just a bit more ‘showey’. This behaved more like what is expected from the vintage. This for later, the 06 sooner.

Agreed, Mike, the 2005 is great, but the one for the real long haul will be the 2007.