2004 Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon- SOLD OUT
TR Passalacqua Vineyard
Dry Creek Valley
Fruit from Blocks 2 and 13 are blended in this vintage. Block 13 is in the middle of the vineyard on an eastern-facing rocky slope, a site which seems to accentuate Cabernet's berry and plummy characters and yields softer tannins; it also ripens a bit later. Block 2 is on the west side and at one of the highest points in the vineyard. Here the fruit flavors tend more toward the austere, with simple mixed berry overlaying herbal notes of pepper and olive and robust tannins. Once again, French oak (this time from Tonnellerie Berger in Bordeaux) for the malolactic fermentation and aging tempers and marries the blended components from these two unique sites within the vineyard.
Ageability: 15 to 20 years.
All of the grapes for our coveted Cabernets come from TR Passalacqua Vineyard. These prized 17-year-old vines are located on the western slope of Dry Creek Valley at a 400-foot elevation. The quality of the fruit comes not only from the exceptional terrain of the vineyard, but also from meticulous farming practices. Balanced vines are grown, using bunch thinning and limited irrigation to ensure the highest quality fruit, and dropping fruit to promote even ripening. Finally, picking only the slowly ripened morning side of each vine gives our winemaker the perfect grape. Read more about our Cabernet Vineyards.
Limit 2 bottles; discounts do not apply.
Also available in larger formats; please inquire.