Husic Dos Palmas Vineyard Stag's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

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The 2003 Husic Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Dos Palmas is very, very dark in color, and shows deep chocolate-cherry aromas that evolve into raspberry cordial and warm clove/spice tones. Soft and rich at entry, the fruit-infused flavors combine with hints of grilled anise and cocoa. The wine shows remarkable density and structure, yet very supple tannins, a testimony to this perfect growing season, which yielded small quantities of intensely flavored grapes. This is a California Wine.

Region: USA » California » Napa

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  • 2003

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Winery: Husic Vineyards
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Husic Vineyards:
On a hillside overlooking Stags Leap District of Napa Valley, in 1997 the Husic Family set out to realize a lifelong dream. Moving endless rocks and sculpting narrow terraces that cling to the mountain’s edge, we planted three small, extremely steep Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyards which peacefully coexist with the region’s wildlife. These rugged, rocky growing conditions, combined with careful far... Read more
On a hillside overlooking Stags Leap District of Napa Valley, in 1997 the Husic Family set out to realize a lifelong dream. Moving endless rocks and sculpting narrow terraces that cling to the mountain’s edge, we planted three small, extremely steep Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyards which peacefully coexist with the region’s wildlife. These rugged, rocky growing conditions, combined with careful farming methods, have yielded a limited amount of magnificent fruit. We are now on our seventh release, offering our 2007 Husic Cabernet Sauvignon and 2008 Husic Vineyards Chardonnay. We are proud to share these beautiful Wines with you. Our wines Julie and Frank Husic purchased their property in 1995. They quickly learned the county was preparing to pass an anti-hillside planting ordinance, and if they wanted to plant vineyards, they would have to do it right away. Jim Barbour of Barbour Vineyards, was hired to help facilitate this process. The permit was granted in 1996 and the vines were planted in 1997. The vineyards were planted on land never lived on before. The ground had to be cleared, dynamited and terraced for planting the three Husic Vineyards, totaling approximately nine acres. These vineyards can never be duplicated. The Husic Family is very grateful for the beautiful land they live on, and the incredible grapes produced by their three, small, rocky, steep vineyards. The Husic vineyards are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, with a tiny amount of Petit Verdot for blending. The vineyards go from approximately 900 feet on the hillside, to the Valley Floor. Some of the vineyards are planted in the “official boundary” of the Stags Leap District, and the remaining vineyards lie above the “line” of the appellation. It took four years to reach a mature crop, so the first year harvested and crushed by Julie and Frank was in the fall of 2001. Husic Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Palm Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon, and Husic Vineyards Chardonnay are the three wines produced by Husic Vineyards. Both Cabernet Sauvignons are produced from the three Husic Vineyards….all estate fruit. The difference between the Husic Cab and the Palm Terrace Cab are simply barrels and blending. Both wines’ grapes come from the same estate vineyards and have the same winemaker. The Chardonnay grapes, starting in 2008, are purchased from the steep, hillside Los Chamizal Vineyard, above the town of Sonoma. Please see the side bar for tasting notes on all wines produced by Husic Vineyards. Read less
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The 2003 Husic Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Dos Palmas is very, very dark in color, and shows deep chocolate-cherry aromas that evolve into raspberry cordial and warm clove/spice tones. Soft and rich at entry, the fruit-infused flavors combine with hints of grilled anise and cocoa. The wine shows remarkable density and structure, yet very supple tannins, a testimony to this perfect growing season, which yielded small quantities of intensely flavored grapes. This is a California Wine.

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