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2005 Sacrashe Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley    

Varietal Composition 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc
Vineyard Composition & Location Rutherford (98%), Oak Knoll (1%), Mt Veeder (1%)
Harvest Date 10/17/2005
Finished Wine

Alcohol: 14.4%

Ph: 3.78

Total Acidity: .58g/100ml

Barrel Type 80% New French Oak, 20% 1&2 year old French Oak
Barrel Time 19 months
Bottling Date June, 2007
Case Production 160 cases
Release Date November, 2007

Vineyard

At elevation of 750 feet above Silverado Trail due east of Rutherford, this picturesque vineyard is known for its thick skinned, dark, intense fruit.  The yields are always low and the fruit so distinct, the special care it receives is reflected in the bottle.

Winemaking

The fruit was hand sorted, destemmed with the high whole berry content.  It was cold soaked for 7 days before being inoculated and fermented for 11 days with the maximum temperature of 90 degrees and then put through extended maceration for another three weeks.  The malolactic fermentation took place in the barrel. The wines were racked 5 times before being blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc in June of 2007.

Tasting Notes

Plush toasty oak on the nose masks the deep complex aromas of blackberry, bacon fat, rhubarb and orange peel.  Currently, it shows its youthful intensity with its ripe but young tannins.  With aeration, layers of flavors are revealed by velvety oak.  It shows black cherry, black currant, kirsch notes.  It's so easy to drink this now but it will only get better with time.

Price/Size Bottle Case
750ml $75.00 $900.00