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2001 Cabernet Sauvignon - Beckstoffer Vineyard X

BLEND
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINEYARDS
Beckstoffer-Vineyard X, Blocks C and D

APPELLATION
Oakville, Napa Valley

WINEMAKING

  • 33 days on the skins
  • Native yeast fermentation with gentle pump-overs
  • Bottled unfiltered

BARREL AGING
18 months in 100% French oak Bordeaux chateau ferre barrels (82% new)

ALCOHOL
14.5% by volume

RELEASE DATE
May, 2004

BOTTLING DATE
July, 2003

PRODUCTION
1,500 cases

CELLARING
This wine should develop complexity with up to ten years in the bottle and hold for many years after that.

WINEMAKER'S NOTES
2001 was Merryvale's third harvest from the Beckstoffer family's Vineyard X, just southwest of Brix Restaurant on the Oakville bench. Merryvale has a long-term contract on the entire 30-acre Cabernet vineyard. We are happy to be able to bottle a vineyard-designated wine from these grapes, and they are also an important component of Profile. The wine is opaquely purple, dense and powerful.