By: Adam Winkel
K&L Staff Member
I'm down to one bottle in my case of 2002 Three Dog Cab, so I'm pretty stoked that we got this. Comparatively, the 2005 is a little bit more plush and fresh than the 2002 which was shaded more with dried fruit tones and sharper acidity. Still, "plush" is a relative term when you're talking about Santa Cruz Mountains, as this is still quite an elegant and savory wine with a lot of structure. I love the depth, purity, and classically proportioned profile here. In France there's a term called "buveurs d’etiquettes", which translates to "label drinkers". It refers to those who are only interested in the prestige printed on the outside of their bottle rather than what is inside of it. With a familiar label, the buveurs d’etiquettes would line up to pay a king's ransom for this bottle.