Yield: 1.5 tons per acre
Harvest: October 1st-21st
Numbers @ Harvest: 23.9 Brix, 3.47 pH, 7.0 grams acidity
Barrel Regimen: French 50%; American 50% – 1/2 new; aged 24 months in barrel
Bottling: August 2007; no fining or filtration
Release Date: Fall 2008
As with all of our estate wines in 2005, the Cabernet Sauvignon crop was tiny. On a positive note, the growing season was superb. A late October harvest gave us a wealth of “hang time” which for this wine is everything.
The color is notable, red on the edge, totally saturated in the middle. Primary Cabernet fruit aromas lead to graphite, currant and mineral flavors with amazing buoyancy. Firm tannins with immense concentration and bright acidity give the impression of greatness to come.
2005 is a special year. You can expect drinking pleasure for decades to come.