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Winemaker's Notes:
Alcohol
14.5% by volume
Fermentation
indigenous yeast
Harvest date
Sept. 26 - Oct. 24, 2006
Sugar
24 degrees Brix
Bottling date
January 7-23, 2009
Release Date
May 2010
Total acid
6.1 g/L
pH
3.68
Time in oak
21 months
Type of oak
French oak
Blend
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc

2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

The Wine: We fermented the grapes using only yeasts that naturally occur on the grapes and allowed the wine to gain avors and color from extended skin contact. Each lot is aged separately for several months, and then blended to create a wine that is more complex than the individual parts. After blending, the wine spent another year and half in barrel to completely harmonize before bottling. This is an elegant wine with aromas of black cherries and licorice and a long finish. Full bodied with smooth tannins, itís the perfect partner with filet mignon, grilled steak or lamb chops.

Vintage: Starting with a wet winter and spring that delayed budbreak and led into a slow, even, ripening of the grapes, 2006 was a relatively cool vintage. A heat spike in July helped the grapes catch up to a normal physiological ripeness, followed by an unusually cool August that allowed the grapes to completely ripen without dehydrating.

Vineyard: Our Yountville vineyard provides the heart of our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, with our Rutherford and Calistoga vineyards rounding out the blend. All vineyards are certified organic and Biodynamic. Biodynamics is a holistic farming practice that uses the earthís cycles and natural preparations to grow balanced, healthy vines without artificial fertilizers, pesticides, or fungicides. The result is a full-bodied, elegant Cabernet Sauvignon with pure flavors and a pronounced sense of place.

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Store Home | Our Wines | 2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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