2005 Yverdon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml
Vintage Notes: The 2005 winter rains took pause for a dry, mild March, resulting in an early bud break. April began again with record-setting precipitation late into the growing season delaying bloom and set. The summer months were cool and pleasant with few heat spikes. Fog and cool temperatures were a concern heading into September, as sugar levels were yet to rise in all varieties. Warm, nearly perfect conditions arrived with an Indian summer providing us with excellent sugar development and balanced acids. Extended hang times resulted in one of our latest harvests to date.
Winemaking Notes: The 2005 Yverdon Cabernet is made from 100% cabernet sauvignon and is the second vintage from our newest estate vineyard. The grapes were handpicked and hand sorted during crush. Fermentation occurred during a 22-day period and was aged for 22 months in French oak, 45% of which was new and 55% once used. The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: Sweet red currants fill the nose with hints of minerals and exotic spices. Creme de cassis, anise and mint greet the palate leading to a long, silky finish. This wine is lush exuding complexity and elegance.
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation Spring Mountain District
Alcohol % 14.5