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Porter Family Vineyards Rated by Wine Spectator in Online Feature Article

We are pleased to report the rating of our inaugural vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon by Wine Spectator’s California tasting editor, James Laube. The following excerpt is from the online article published the week of September 22, 2008:

Tasting Highlights: California Cabernet

11 new Cabernet Sauvignons from some new faces making California's premier varietal

“Then there's the Porter Family Cabernet, which is made by Ancien's Pinot Noir specialist, Ken Bernards, from the original Richard Perry vineyard in Napa's Coombsville area, east of the city and increasingly a source of excellent Cabernets.” – James Laube

PORTER FAMILY Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2005 Score: 91 | $95

Herbal, with touches of bell pepper, dried currant and wild berry. Trim, focused and balanced, this is intense without being heavy, coming into better balance on the finish, where the flavors are woven together. Best from 2010 through 2016. 270 cases made. —J.L.

Porter Family Vineyards in the morning fog

Harvest is in full swing, and the stressful growing season has resulted in low yields and small berries. While there won’t be a huge volume of wine produced, we’re very optimistic that what we have will be superb. The Merlot is already finished with fermentation, as is the small amount of Syrah rosé we made this year. The Syrahs are getting close to completion, and we’re just getting the first half of the Cabernet fruit going – the south-facing sides of the vines in the large Cab block tend to ripen a little bit faster than the north-facing sides. The other half of the Cabernet is still on the vine in the hopes that the beautiful weather we’re enjoying will give the remaining fruit that last gentle push into rich juicy ripeness.

Open a bottle of the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon and do a little rating of your own - we'd love to know what you think! Email us at CustomerService@PorterFamilyVineyards.com. And don’t forget to check our website for continuing updates and news!

Heather Porter Wolfe
COO/Assistant Winemaker

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