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Tasting Notes The pinnacle of winemaking at Conn Creek, Anthology is an expressive, complex blend of Napa Valleys fin...Read more...
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Well balanced. I could not smell anything on the nose but it had a great mouthfeel and remained for a while. Black fruits. Read more
This ripe red offers mature dried berry and currant flavors, with a touch of soy. Solid, balanced, intense and focused, most complex and interestin... Read more
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Well balanced. I could not smell anything on the nose but it had a great mouthfeel and remained for a while. Black fruits.
External Reviews for Conn Creek Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Anthology
This ripe red offers mature dried berry and currant flavors, with a touch of soy. Solid, balanced, intense and focused, most complex and interesting on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2015. 5,029 cases made. -JL
Winemaker's notes: A Bordeaux blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc.Expressive and complex, the 2005 blend opens with an alluring aroma of ri
Winemaker's notes: A Bordeaux blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc.Expressive and complex, the 2005 blend opens with an alluring aroma of ripe black plum, warm berry pie, and caramel. Supple and elegantly structured, the flavors build on the black fruit and silky spice core. A long finish is accentuated with ripe berry flavors and creme brulee richness.
Tasting Notes The pinnacle of winemaking at Conn Creek, Anthology is an expressive, complex blend of Napa Valleys finest Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot grapes. The 2005 blend offers alluring aromas of ripe black plum, warm berry pie and caramel-vanilla bean essence. Supple & elegantly structured, theres a silky, spice core to the wines concentrated black fruit flavors, which culminate in a long, rich finish accentuated by lingering notes of berry compote and crme brulee. -Mike McGrath, Winemaker Vineyards The long, cool 2005 growing season produced outstanding red wines with vivid aromas and rich, balanced flavors.The 2005 Anthology is a blend of fruit from many of Napa Valleys finest vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon from the Collins, Stagecoach, Surber, Eisele Family and Truchard vineyards; Cabernet Franc from the Carpenter and Collins Vineyards; Merlot from the Collins and Stagecoach vineyards; and Petit Verdot & Malbec from Herrick Vineyard. In all, 28 separate vineyard lots were fermented, with only the best barrel lots from each selected for the final blend.Aged 28 months in French oak barrels, the wine is delicious with grilled filet mignon and smashed garlic potatoes; roasted leg of lamb with traditional mint sauce; and Camembert, Gorgonzola and Roquefort cheeses.WinemakingVineyard lots were vinified and aged separately, and only the best barrels from each lot were selected for the final blend.The wine is a blend of 28 separate vineyard lots.Barrel aged for 28 months, 14 months as individual lots and 14 months as the blend, in equal parts new and on-year-old French oak barrels.Fining before bottling softened tannins to produce the supple character that Anthology is known for, while maintaining good structure for aging.Aged for an additional 12 months in the bottle prior to release.Technical DataFirst harvest date : Sept 12th, 2005 Blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet FrancAlcohol: 14.8 %pH: 3.56Total acidity: 0.63 g/100mL
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