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What I love about this wine is for $21.99 you can drink a wine that is opulent enough for the California fan and structured enough for the francoph... Read more
If you can find a better Cab in this price range--Buy a lot of it. This is a great taste!! Read more
91 Points - Wine SpectatorBright and focused, this juicy Cabernet delivers blueberry, currant and tar aromas and flavors that play through a veil o... Read more
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What I love about this wine is for $21.99 you can drink a wine that is opulent enough for the California fan and structured enough for the francophile. It's a very passionate wine that offers an incredible mouthful of Cabernet for essentially pittance. To put it into perspective, the same wine in California would hit the 35-45 mark in any retail shop. 91pts WS
If you can find a better Cab in this price range--Buy a lot of it. This is a great taste!!
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91 Points - Wine SpectatorBright and focused, this juicy Cabernet delivers blueberry, currant and tar aromas and flavors that play through a veil of fine tannins. The finish lingers, picking up a pe
2005 ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON GOOSE RIDGE ESTATE VINEYARD COLUMBIA VALLEY WINEMAKER’S NOTES This Cabernet Sauvignon reflects the terrific personality of the 2005 vintage. Aromatic and loaded with dense, ripe black fruit, it is a harmonious wine with plenty of structure and rich tannins on a long finish. VINTAGE The Columbia Valley’s vintages are remarkably consistent, but 2005 was extraordinary. Even before the first bin of grapes was picked, Washington winemakers knew 2005 was special. Growing conditions were perfect, consistently warm through the summer months and the temperatures stayed that way into the fall. The grapes ripened slowly and evenly, and the resulting wines are beautifully aromatic and complex with great fruit intensity and varietal character. VINEYARD Goose Ridge Estate Vineyard was planted in 1999 by the Monsons, a Columbia Valley farming family for nearly five decades with a reputation for thoughtful, high-quality farming practices. When the family decided to plant grapes on a sun-drenched hill adjacent to Red Mountain, they did so under the guidance of Dr. Walter Clore, considered by many the “father” of the Washington wine industry. Dr. Clore was impressed by the site’s gentle, south-facing slope and the growing area’s warm temperatures. He encouraged the Monsons to plant vineyard rows north-to-south to maximize sun exposure, and he also advised the family to plant the site in small blocks to facilitate estate-grown wines managed for low yields through careful pruning and thinning practices. As a result of the vineyard’s attention to detail, grapes ripen evenly and the wines are consistently ripe, rich and fruit-forward. FERMENTATION AND AGING Hand harvested grapes were de-stemmed, crushed and fermented for 8 – 10 days, then moved to a combination of new and one-year-old oak barrels to age for 22 months in new 60% American oak, 40% French oak. A small amount of Malbec was added to the final blend to complement Cabernet’s power, adding complexity and concentration to the finished wine. APPELLATION Columbia Valley BLEND 91% Goose Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 9% Goose Ridge Estate Malbec pH 3.80 TOTAL ACIDITY .56 ALCOHOL 14.5%
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