From the Winery - Winemaking: 2005 was a cool growing season with grapes ripening well into October. The extra time o...Read more...
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From the Winery - Winemaking: 2005 was a cool growing season with grapes ripening well into October. The extra time on the vine resulted in intensely flavored complex fruit. Virtually all the wine was fermented in small open-top fermentors and punched down twice daily during the three-week maceration. After pressing the wine was racked to a combination of French Hungarian and American oak where it spent the next 19 months. Tasting Notes: The 2005 Cloverdale Ranch Cabernet is a beautiful deep red color with purple highlights. The cooler weather in September gave us a wine with classic Cabernet aromatics and structure. Ripe black cherry and black currant aromas dominate the nose with chocolate coffee and spice notes adding complexity. The vintage has once again put its stamp on the wine. The structure is firm and elegant and promises a graceful evolution in bottle.
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