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Owl Ridge Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Creek Valley Passalacqua Vineyard 2005

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Harvest took place in the first week of October. The wine was destemmed and crushed, then cold-soaked for 48 hours before being inoculated with yeast. Ferment was long and steady with temperatures maxing out at 85 degrees. The wine was left on the skins for an additional two weeks after the completion of fermentation to give the wine a round rich texture. The wine was then pressed off the skins and put to barrel. The wine was barrel-aged in 100% premium French oak, with 40% new barrels, principally tight-grained oak from the best French forests. The final wine is richly flavored with black currant, blackberry and anise flavors and hints of cocoa, cured tobacco leaf and anise. The entry is sweet with a silky middle. Overall, the wine is rich, seductive and well structured. The tannins are balanced. While the wine is enjoyable now, we think it will age well for many years.

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Winery: Owl Ridge Wines
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Owl Ridge Wines:
We began Owl Ridge Wines to take advantage of the high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grown in Sonoma County. Winemaker Joe Otos uses 100% French oak and winemaking techniques that preserve the intensity of the fruit flavors. The resulting wines are big, but balanced. We have now reached the point where our wines have begun to achieve the recognition they deserve. Owl Ridge Wines w... Read more
We began Owl Ridge Wines to take advantage of the high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grown in Sonoma County. Winemaker Joe Otos uses 100% French oak and winemaking techniques that preserve the intensity of the fruit flavors. The resulting wines are big, but balanced. We have now reached the point where our wines have begun to achieve the recognition they deserve. Owl Ridge Wines was voted “Best New Winery” at the 2006 Wine Literary Awards Tasting. This is a significant honor because more than 80 wine writers voted in a secret ballot at a tasting that had 1000 wines. We have also now won 18 gold medals in the last year at major competitions. This includes two “Best of Class” awards. Placements at restaurants and fine wine outlets are beginning and will be listed on this website from time-to-time. We have also just begun publicizing our wine club – you will find the description and an application form on this site. We expect to have some fun with the wine club by including interesting one-of-a-kind bottlings. We will also include some wines from our sister company, Willowbrook Cellars. Read less

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Snooth User: irbo
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09/19/2012

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Harvest took place in the first week of October. The wine was destemmed and crushed, then cold-soaked for 48 hours before being inoculated with yeast. Ferment was long and steady with temperatures maxing out at 85 degrees. The wine was left on the skins for an additional two weeks after the completion of fermentation to give the wine a round rich texture. The wine was then pressed off the skins and put to barrel. The wine was barrel-aged in 100% premium French oak, with 40% new barrels, principally tight-grained oak from the best French forests. The final wine is richly flavored with black currant, blackberry and anise flavors and hints of cocoa, cured tobacco leaf and anise. The entry is sweet with a silky middle. Overall, the wine is rich, seductive and well structured. The tannins are balanced. While the wine is enjoyable now, we think it will age well for many years.

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773 cases produced.

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Alcohol: 15.2%

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