2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Blocks 18 & 19- SOLD OUT
TR Passalacqua Vineyard
Dry Creek Valley
$90 per bottle
Our most elegant Cabernet, made to enhance the classic Cabernet benchmarks of cassis and dried black cherry fruit. The stressed hilltop vines, with their small bunches, produce our most concentrated fruit and robust tannins. Aged only in the finest Taransaud thin-staved, medium-plus-toasted oak barrels its marriage of fruit and oak flavors produce a full complement of spices including nutmeg, vanilla and cinnamon.
Ageability: 20 to 25 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 6 bottles; discounts do not apply.
Also available in large formats; please inquire.