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Winemaker's Notes:
Alcohol
14.7% by volume
Fermentation
indigenous yeast
Harvest date
Sept. 29 - Oct. 14, 2006
Sugar
25.3 degrees Brix
Bottling date
May 29 - June 1, 2009
Release Date
Fall 2010
Total acid
5.7 g/L
pH
3.65
Time in oak
27 months
Type of oak
French oak
Blend
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

2006 Yountville Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

The Wine: We relied on indigenous yeast for fermentation and then aged the wine in French oak barrels for 21 months before moving the wine to large oak casks for six months just before bottling to achieve the perfect level of oak. Full-bodied with firm tannins, this Cabernet Sauvignon offers rich aromas of blackberry, black licorice and allspice. This is a balanced wine with enough acidity to nicely pair with food yet plenty of firm tannins so it will continue to gain complexity as it ages. Having the patience to cellar this wine will reward you in the glass years from now. Serve with roasted meat dishes or all by itself to fully enjoy the wine’s flavors and complexity.

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: We’re proud to be the custodians of some of oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines in Napa Valley: a block in Yountville of the Inglenook clone that was planted on St. George rootstock in 1959. In 2003, they suffered from red leaf virus and, wanting to preserve these ancient vines, we switched to organic and Biodynamic farming and they immediately responded. The vines’ new health allowed the grapes to reach full physiologically ripeness, resulting in richer fruit flavors in the wine.

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Store Home | Our Wines | 2006 Yountville Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

2006 Yountville Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

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