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August Briggs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2003

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This 2003 vintage represents August Briggs seventh release of Napa Valley Cabernet. Due to moderate crop levels and a long ripening season this Mountain Cabernet is deep & dark, with a solid tannin structure and plenty of flavor. Aromas consist ofcoco, cola, earth, and vanilla. This cabernet is big, but approachable. Mucho Flavor! The 2003 August Briggs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of two mountain vineyards located within the Napa Valley appellation. The first vineyard is on Diamond Mountain located in the western mountain range just outside the town of Calistoga. The second vineyard is in the Spring Mountain area also in the western mountain range just outside the town of St. Helena. The grapes for this blend were destemed and crushed into small, four ton open-topped tanks. After fermentation the wine set on the skins for an extended time before draining, pressing, and inoculating with a malo-lactic starter. This wine was barrel aged 22 months (50% French, 50% American Oak) prior to bottling. 434 cases produced.

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August Briggs Wines:
August Briggs Winery is an "employees turned owners" winery in Napa Valley dedicated to producing very limited quantities of great wines from carefully selected vineyards across  Napa and Sonoma counties. Founder Joe Briggs brings a quarter-century of winemaking knowledge in working with quality grape growers to produce our signature style of balanced wines with intense f... Read more
August Briggs Winery is an "employees turned owners" winery in Napa Valley dedicated to producing very limited quantities of great wines from carefully selected vineyards across  Napa and Sonoma counties. Founder Joe Briggs brings a quarter-century of winemaking knowledge in working with quality grape growers to produce our signature style of balanced wines with intense fruit character. The August Briggs staff invites you to their comfortable and sophisticated tasting room in downtown Calistoga. We are a craft producer of small lot wines showcasing Napa and Sonoma’s “rock star” vineyards. Our eclectic portfolio includes single vineyard and appellation bottlings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Pinot Meunier, Zinfandel, Chardonnay and Charbono – each one an expression of restrained winemaking and site signature. In select vintages we also produce “Wishes”, a cellar selection of our finest red barrels. Our wines are available in select markets and at our new tasting room in historic Calistoga. Read less

Member Reviews for August Briggs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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4.50 5
05/06/2008

We purchased on our trip to Napa. We have not been disappointed! Great notes, not overpowering. We enjoyed before dinner with some cheddar and aged Old Amsterdam. Just a fun wine, great to share with friends.


Snooth User: mlwoodward
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5.00 5
10/13/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for August Briggs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
06/26/2007

From the famed Monte Rosso Vineyard, August Briggs has produced this pure, complex, and focused Cabernet Sauvignon. Bright cassis fruit on top of layers of tannin, earth, and mocha.



This 2003 vintage represents August Briggs seventh release of Napa Valley Cabernet. Due to moderate crop levels and a long ripening season this Mountain Cabernet is deep & dark, with a solid tannin structure and plenty of flavor. Aromas consist ofcoco, cola, earth, and vanilla. This cabernet is big, but approachable. Mucho Flavor! The 2003 August Briggs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of two mountain vineyards located within the Napa Valley appellation. The first vineyard is on Diamond Mountain located in the western mountain range just outside the town of Calistoga. The second vineyard is in the Spring Mountain area also in the western mountain range just outside the town of St. Helena. The grapes for this blend were destemed and crushed into small, four ton open-topped tanks. After fermentation the wine set on the skins for an extended time before draining, pressing, and inoculating with a malo-lactic starter. This wine was barrel aged 22 months (50% French, 50% American Oak) prior to bottling. 434 cases produced.

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