Cain Vineyard & Winery Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Cain Five 1997

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Harvest & Varietal Information Appellation: Napa Valley 57 Lots Hand Harvested and Vinified Separately 17 Lots Selec...

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Berkeley, CA (680 mi)
USD 141.80
750ml
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very big, smoky. great wine, especially with beef or lamb. Read more

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Snooth User: krobison84
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01/23/2009

very big, smoky. great wine, especially with beef or lamb.


Winemaker's Notes:

Harvest & Varietal Information Appellation: Napa Valley 57 Lots Hand Harvested and Vinified Separately 17 Lots Selected for Cain Five Harvest Dates Cabernet Sauvignon (17) 8/30 to10/10 Merlot (0) Cabernet Franc (2) 10/1 to 10/3 Malbec (1) 9/30 Petit Verdot (1) 10/14 Percent estate: 27% Total time in Barrel: 22 months Bottled Production August 13 to 23, 1999 6,770 cases The growing season of 1997 began with ideal spring weather, allowing the vines to set a full and healthy crop with plenty of ground moisture to sustain them through the season. The consistent summer pattern that followed allowed the abundant crop to come to full and even ripening creating a classic vintage for the Napa Valley. This resulted in some of the grapes, harvested at Cain, to arrive at the highest sugar levels ever seen at the winery. The result provided Cain with many sweet, rich wines from which to create the Cain Five blend. The wines display the depth, richness and nuances of each of the varietals used to create Cain Five. The exception, in this vintage, was that Merlot was not seen as an asset to the blend and was therefore not used in the assemblage for the first time since the inception of Cain Five. The 1997 Napa Valley vintage has been heralded as one of the finest in recent years and the Cain Five displays all the characteristivcs of the bountiful year

Harvest & Varietal Information Appellation: Napa Valley 57 Lots Hand Harvested and Vinified Separately 17 Lots Selected for Cain Five Harvest Dates Cabernet Sauvignon (17) 8/30 to10/10 Merlot (0) Cabernet Franc (2) 10/1 to 10/3 Malbec (1) 9/30 Petit Verdot (1) 10/14 Percent estate: 27% Total time in Barrel: 22 months Bottled Production August 13 to 23, 1999 6,770 cases The growing season of 1997 began with ideal spring weather, allowing the vines to set a full and healthy crop with plenty of ground moisture to sustain them through the season. The consistent summer pattern that followed allowed the abundant crop to come to full and even ripening creating a classic vintage for the Napa Valley. This resulted in some of the grapes, harvested at Cain, to arrive at the highest sugar levels ever seen at the winery. The result provided Cain with many sweet, rich wines from which to create the Cain Five blend. The wines display the depth, richness and nuances of each of the varietals used to create Cain Five. The exception, in this vintage, was that Merlot was not seen as an asset to the blend and was therefore not used in the assemblage for the first time since the inception of Cain Five. The 1997 Napa Valley vintage has been heralded as one of the finest in recent years and the Cain Five displays all the characteristivcs of the bountiful year

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