One of the finest wines I’ve tasted from Delia Viader, the 2005 Proprietary Red Liquid Cashmere is a blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon and 31% Cabernet Franc aged 24 months in French oak. She seems to have built in more texture and richness without losing the complexity and suppleness that these wines possess. Loads of blueberry, raspberry and sweet black cherry fruit, forest floor and floral notes are all present in this wine, made from a hillside vineyard on Howell Mountain. A beautiful integration of acidity, alcohol, wood and tannin are worthy of high marks. This beauty is delicious and complex already, and because of its impressive equilibrium, promises to hold for at least another 10-15 years.