Our vintage 2005 Cabernet was harvested the second week of October. Our notes recall that this was a lush year with l...Read more...
Food Pairings for Joseph Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
92 POINTS FROM WINE ENTHUSIAST: A very fine example of Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, showing the elegance and complexity that wines from that Sonoma County region can attain. Soft and intricate tannins, the wine shows a mélange of blackberry, current and cherry sweet dried herbs and smokey flavors that are delicious now, and should hold well for several years. - Eric Heimoff
Our vintage 2005 Cabernet was harvested the second week of October. Our notes recall that this was a lush year with lots of rain and a mild, long summer. Generally, yields that year were very high, as was quality. We intentionally, however, cropped our 12 acres to only two tons per acre. As with all our vintages, the 2005 was made in a classic Bordeaux style, with extended maceration (the juice left on the skins for over 30 days) and aged in 65% new French oak for 21 months. The 2005 vintage is probably our most complex yet, with multiple layers of bright, black cherry overlain with a mocha finish, the result of seamless integration of creamy sweet tannins rendered from both the fruit and toasted oak barrels.
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