Napa Valley, CA

2005 Concerto Winenotes

Year: 
2005
notes: 
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Harvest Date: 
October 29, 2005
Bottle Date: 
April 24, 2008
Release Date: 
April 15, 2009
Grape AVA: 
Oakville, Napa Valley
Alcohol: 
14.5%
Brix: 
26.0
TA: 
4.0
pH: 
3.83
Grapes: 
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrels: 
100% New French Oak

After a superb growing season characterized by warm sunny days and cool nights, the grapes were hand picked into small bins on October 29, 2005. They were then hand sorted, and crushed the same day. They were then cold soaked and fermented with a period of extended maceration. The wine was aged for thirty months in 100% new French oak barrels and then bottle aged for an additional year.

This robust, well balanced Cabernet with intense ripe blackberry notes, will drink well now or age gracefully for twenty or more years. This extraordinary, very limited production Cabernet is unfined and unfiltered; expect reasonable sediment.