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2005 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Retail Price: $110.00
Wine Club Price: $88.00

The 2005 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is laden with loads of chocolate and rich, ripe fruit, specifically blackberry, cherry and plum. The palate is bright, full-bodied and balanced. Jammy fruit, toasty oak and hints of licorice and spice round out the wine. Decant to release the abundant flavors and aromas of this youthful and vibrant cabernet.

Other Details:

  • Appellation: Napa Valley-Spring Mountain District, Estate Grown and Bottled
    Assemblage: Cabernet Sauvignon 90%, Petit Verdot 6%, Cabernet Franc 4%
    Alcohol 14.7%
    Aging: 22 months in French oak
    Bottled: August 2007
    Release: January 2009
    Production: 3,954 Cases

2005 Vintage

The 2005 vintage gave us graceful wines of stature and quality. In many ways, it bears a marked resemblance to the bountiful 1997 vintage. The growing season began with plentiful springtime rainfall and cool temperatures that slowed veraison. Summer temperatures were very warm with a few heat spikes in July, followed by moderate weather through November, allowing for slow and even ripening. Harvest began on September 20, more than a month later than 2004, and concluded with a final day of picking on November 8.

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