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2005 Estate Cuvée

"The 2005 Proprietary Red Estate, which is a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, spent 20 months in 100% new oak. There are 800 cases. The wine comes across as very Pauillac-like, with notes of cedar wood, creme de cassis, licorice and graphite. It is still opaque purple, full-bodied, pure, richly textured and impressive. It's accessible and drinking well already, but promises to evolve for at least another 15 or more years." 95 points Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, June, 2015

Production Notes

Appellation: Yountville (Napa Valley), CA
Barrel Age: 20 months new French oak
Blend: 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cab Franc
Alcohol: 14.1 %
pH: 3.70
Release Date: Fall 2007
Production (750ml): 740 Cases
2005 Estate Cuvée