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Terra Valentine Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Val Cuvee 2004

Winemaker's Notes:

This south-eastern facing block ranges from 650ft to 950 ft. The vines are planted on steep terraces that are 8 feet wide. Two rows run down the inside and the outside of the terrace with vines spaced 4 feet apart. The vines are head-trained and cane-pruned. We train three to four canes off of the trunk of the vine and tie the cane in an arc on a vertical shoot position trellis. The soils in the L-Block are a dramatic example of the two soils found in the Wurtele Vineyard. The red volcanic clay lies at the top of the block and abruptly changes to the white sedimentary rock at the bottom. This dramatic soil change adds great complexity to this block. But what really defines the character of this wine is the morning sun and the south-eastern exposure. As the sun moves to the west, the intensity decreases on the vines allowing them cooler afternoons. TASTING NOTES: This wine shows great spice and bright red cherry notes. The soft cocoa tannins and subtle spice back up the jammy forward fruit tannins making this wine approachable and exciting. Production 49 cases. . WINE CLUB ONLY - To join click here

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Terra Valentine:
High above the Napa Valley on Spring Mountain, Terra Valentine is a small production Cabernet Sauvignon house making intense and beautiful estate wines since 1996.

This south-eastern facing block ranges from 650ft to 950 ft. The vines are planted on steep terraces that are 8 feet wide. Two rows run down the inside and the outside of the terrace with vines spaced 4 feet apart. The vines are head-trained and cane-pruned. We train three to four canes off of the trunk of the vine and tie the cane in an arc on a vertical shoot position trellis. The soils in the L-Block are a dramatic example of the two soils found in the Wurtele Vineyard. The red volcanic clay lies at the top of the block and abruptly changes to the white sedimentary rock at the bottom. This dramatic soil change adds great complexity to this block. But what really defines the character of this wine is the morning sun and the south-eastern exposure. As the sun moves to the west, the intensity decreases on the vines allowing them cooler afternoons. TASTING NOTES: This wine shows great spice and bright red cherry notes. The soft cocoa tannins and subtle spice back up the jammy forward fruit tannins making this wine approachable and exciting. Production 49 cases. . WINE CLUB ONLY - To join click here

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