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2005 Cabernet Sauvignon

Paso Robles


Vineyard:

Oso Libre Vineyard, Paso Robles Ca.

Barrel Aging:

22 Months, 80% French Oak, 40% New
20% American Oak 100% New
with ML Fermentation

Composition:

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Limited Production:

Only 180 Cases, Bottled August 8th 2007

Analysis:

Alcohol: 13.91%
pH: 3.56
Titratable Acidity: .63 g/100ml

Cellaring Potential:

10 - 20 years

Suggested Retail:

$24

Tasting Notes:

The bouquet is big with a mix of earthy and black current aromas. When you sip this Cabernet Sauvignon you will get a burst of fruit flavor such as blackberries and plums, followed by a wonderfully elegant finish. This Cabernet Sauvignon was made to pair well with your favorite steaks and spicier foods.

Accolades:

85 points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine, March 2008
Silver Medal - Pacific Rim Int'l Wine Comp. 2008
Bronze Medal - Salinas Valley Fair 2008

Wine History:

The 2005 growing season was a mild and prolonged season that allowed for a long hang time on the vines, which produced a better balance between sugars and tannins. We used a secret combination of three yeasts to ferment the Cabernet Sauvignon during an extended maceration to pull out the optimum blend of tannins and varietal character to enhance the wine. We then put the wine to sleep for 22 months before bottling; this wine was not filtered or finned. ENJOY!


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