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2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley


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Vintages
 -2010  -2009  -2008

BLEND
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINEYARDS
Merryvale Estate Vineyard

APPELLATION
Napa Valley

WINEMAKING

  • Native yeast fermentation
  • Bottled unfiltered

BARREL AGING
Aged 18 months in French oak (32% new)

ALCOHOL
14.5% by volume

RELEASE DATE
February, 2008

CELLARING
Those with the patience to cellar this wine will be rewarded; we recommend decanting the wine in its youth.

WINEMAKER'S NOTES
Formerly called ‘Reserve’, this debut release from our new Signature Merryvale Tier features a new winemaking team, upgraded facilities, our continued commitment to sustainable farming and an elegant new look. These wines express our passion for turning exceptional Napa Valley grapes into world class wine.

Our 2005 Napa Cabernet is a perfect synthesis of balance and intensity. Aromas of ripe blackberry, crème de cassis, violets and star anise leap out of the glass. The wine unfolds on your palate with mouth filling dark fruits and minerality, and the finish goes on and on.