WTN: 2005 Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon

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WTN: 2005 Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon

Postby David M. Bueker » Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:27 am

Ok, so it's not a Bordeaux blend, as it's actually 100% Cabernet, but it is delicious, even if it is very young. Lots of primary but not at all goopy fruit, with good structure. This strikes me as a more old school style, and I like it very much.
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Re: WTN: 2005 Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon

Postby Tim York » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:42 am

From where in the world does this wine come?
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Re: WTN: 2005 Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon

Postby David M. Bueker » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:05 am

Oops - sorry. It's a Napa Valley wine, and not at all stereotypical.
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Re: WTN: 2005 Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:36 pm

Where in Bordeaux, can one find a 100% Cab Sauv?
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Re: WTN: 2005 Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon

Postby Tim York » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:18 pm

Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:Where in Bordeaux, can one find a 100% Cab Sauv?


I know of none but that doesn't mean that there are none. The appellation rules lay down which grape varieties may be used but, unlike outside Bordeaux, my cursory search has not come up with anything laying down maxima or minima for any one variety.
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Re: WTN: 2005 Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon

Postby Mark Lipton » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:22 pm

Tim York wrote:
Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:Where in Bordeaux, can one find a 100% Cab Sauv?


I know of none but that doesn't mean that there are none. The appellation rules lay down which grape varieties may be used but, unlike outside Bordeaux, my cursory search has not come up with anything laying down maxima or minima for any one variety.


Additionally, since the blends change year-to-year, it is entirely possible that in certain years a given Chateau triaged all but their Cabernet Sauvignon for the Grand Vin.

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Re: WTN: 2005 Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon

Postby Tim York » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:59 pm

Mark Lipton wrote: it is entirely possible that in certain years a given Chateau triaged all but their Cabernet Sauvignon for the Grand Vin.

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This reminds me that I have heard, maybe during a visit to the estate, that Château Lafite-Rothschild 1994 was almost 100% Cabernet-Sauvignon. Who's going to taste it for us :wink: ?
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Re: WTN: 2005 Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon

Postby Mark Lipton » Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:39 pm

Tim York wrote:
Mark Lipton wrote: it is entirely possible that in certain years a given Chateau triaged all but their Cabernet Sauvignon for the Grand Vin.

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This reminds me that I have heard, maybe during a visit to the estate, that Château Lafite-Rothschild 1994 was almost 100% Cabernet-Sauvignon. Who's going to taste it for us :wink: ?


I'll volunteer to taste it, Tim. How quickly can you get the bottle to me? :lol:

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