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2005 Cabernet Sauvignon

2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Specs
Vintage
2005
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Spring Mountain
Alcohol %
15

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2019 Update:  The 2005 Cabernet may be currently at its peak, now 14 years later.  The intense dark chocolate of this wine has softened into a milk chocolate covered cherry, with bright cranberry undertones and cozy winter baking spices.  Our mouths watered as we imagined all of the meals we will be pairing with it – pot roast, lamb, pork tenderloin with a cherry chutney, maple glazed cedar plank salmon…or of course, just your glass!

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2019 Update:  The 2005 Cabernet may be currently at its peak, now 14 years later.  The intense dark chocolate of this wine has softened into a milk chocolate covered cherry, with bright cranberry undertones and cozy winter baking spices.  Our mouths watered as we imagined all of the meals we will be pairing with it – pot roast, lamb, pork tenderloin with a cherry chutney, maple glazed cedar plank salmon…or of course, just your glass!

Original Vintage and Winemaker's notes from 2009: 2005 was one of the best growing years in recent history.  A long mild spring and summer gave the grapes plenty of time to soak in the sun and develop intense flavors and tanins typical of great mountain Cabernet.  To help round out the wine, we continued our tradition extended barrel aging program; not to give the wine more oak or vanilla characters, but to give the wine more time in the micro-aerative environment of the barrel to enhance tannin polymerization. For our efforts, we have been rewarded with a rich, full-bodied Cabernet, deep in color.  The nose of the wine is lively with essences of dark berries, plum, dark chocolate,  and toasty oak.  The sweet, supple entry crescendos into a deeply intense middle; followed by a pleasant, velvety, lingering finish.

Varietal Percentage: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot

Age of vines and soil type: :15-23 year old vines planted in deep volcanic soils at a 2000' elevation

Date picked: 9/30/05 -- 10/25/05

Average harvest sugar: 26.6 degrees Brix

Average fermentation time/Temperature Range:  11 days, 64 -96 F

Fermentation container/maceration: Open fermentation in small containers, punched down twice a day.

Alcohol: 14.9%

 pH: 3.75

 TA: 5.90

VA: 0.062

R.S.: Dry 

Analysis at bottling

Length/type of aging: 32 months in 60 gal Oak barrels: 49% new French, 47% 2-3 year old French, and 4% 2-4 year old American.

Bottled: March 2008

Approximate lifespan under proper cellar conditions: 20+ years.

Number of cases produced: 3627 cases

Winemaker: Andrew T. Schweiger

Wine Specs
Vintage
2005
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Spring Mountain
Alcohol %
15

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Become a Member of one of our Extended Family Wine Clubs. Free to join, members enjoy discounts, access to Club exclusives, complimentary tastings, invitations to events, and more.

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