2005 Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Our 2005 Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is our classic blend of 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon fruit from selected hillside and Valley floor vineyards, mirroring our successful 2004 vintage.
The blend comprises 70 percent Cabernet Sauvignon fruit from the hillside Mountain Terraces Vineyard and 30 percent Cabernet Sauvignon fruit from select prime vineyards on the Sonoma Valley floor.
The Mountain Terraces Vineyard component is a 50/50 split of the Phase-2 (white ash soil) and Phase-3 (red lava soil) blocks.
The power and strength of the muscular hillside fruit is delicately balanced with a touch of bright, Valley floor acidity. Red currants and blackberry complement each other on the nose, while in the mouth the smooth texture is accented by mocha and dark chocolate.
Give this wine until mid-2008 to fully integrate –We expect it to equal or best its 2004 predecessor.