I first had these impressive wines when I tasted them with winemaker Mark Herold. These are hillside terroirs at the northern end of Napa Valley. The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Jake’s Vineyard (15% alcohol) is a young, virile and masculine style of Cabernet Sauvignon, with loads of minerality, blackberry fruit, damp earth and coffee as well as a full-bodied mouthfeel. Still youthful and promising, the wine is just beginning to enter its plateau of maturity, where it should stay for a good 15-20 years. It has texture, fullness and richness as well as purity, but give it ideally another 2-3 years bottle age and drink it over the following 15-20.