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Cobblestone Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Atlas Peak 2005

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As our wine matures, we set aside what we consider the finest barrels of each of our two Cabernet Sauvignon clones and other Bordeaux varietals. From this outstanding juice we then determine the blend that would most showcase the exceptional characteristics of the vintage and possess the best structure for long-term cellaring potential. Along with 92% Cabernet Sauvignon (predominantly Clone 4), the 2005 Reserve also represents the inaugural showing of our Petit Verdot. While the 8% is the sum total of our 2005 Petit Verdot production, the juice was so stunning we knew it all needed to be part of our Reserve bottling.

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Color: Red
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Cobblestone:
From his humble beginnings on a Michigan farm, Saul Levine became an FM radio pioneer in 1959 launching Mt. Wilson FM Broadcasters in Southern California. Levine’s radio success helped him get back to his roots, and with his wife Anita he started Cobblestone Vineyards. For over 30 years Cobblestone only grew grapes for premium California wineries, until 2004 when the Levines released their own ... Read more
From his humble beginnings on a Michigan farm, Saul Levine became an FM radio pioneer in 1959 launching Mt. Wilson FM Broadcasters in Southern California. Levine’s radio success helped him get back to his roots, and with his wife Anita he started Cobblestone Vineyards. For over 30 years Cobblestone only grew grapes for premium California wineries, until 2004 when the Levines released their own wines under the Cobblestone label. These limited production, single-vineyard wines have since received consistent acclaim from the top critics and publications, and are featured at many of the nation’s premier restaurants and wine shops. Read less

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Snooth User: Matt Walker
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4.00 5
04/21/2012

Bigger, bolder, chewier, beefier, than the '04, this wine has immense structure and concentration while retaining, for the most part, a nice balance. Even after extended bottle aging (their reserve is always held for 6 years before release) it still has a bit of a ways to go. After a double decant the tannins were still immediate but were fine and refined enough. Deep and intense black fruits lead into hints of toasty oak, dust, and mint. Definitely one for the cellar.



As our wine matures, we set aside what we consider the finest barrels of each of our two Cabernet Sauvignon clones and other Bordeaux varietals. From this outstanding juice we then determine the blend that would most showcase the exceptional characteristics of the vintage and possess the best structure for long-term cellaring potential. Along with 92% Cabernet Sauvignon (predominantly Clone 4), the 2005 Reserve also represents the inaugural showing of our Petit Verdot. While the 8% is the sum total of our 2005 Petit Verdot production, the juice was so stunning we knew it all needed to be part of our Reserve bottling.

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300 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 26 months in French Oak.

Notes: 68% New

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.9%

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