' Porter Family Vineyards - Cabernet Sauvignon

2005 Cabernet Sauvignon

Stunning estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon

91 pts - Wine Spectator


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Description

Cabernet Sauvignon: 85%; Syrah: 12%; Merlot: 3%

Tasting Notes

Exotic Coombsville hillside terroir notes of violet, cedar, Thai basil, and baking spices blanket a dense, rich core of fruit flavors – blackberry, deep plum, black currant – with a touch of vanilla bean and dark cocoa; deep, chewy tannins provide a voluptuous matrix.

Vineyard Notes

The 2005 growing season was started with a cool wet spring that provided a nice reservoir of moisture to sustain the vines through the long Coombsville growing season. Moderate temperatures continued throughout the summer without notable heat spikes or excessively cool periods. The result was slow, even, ripening and great flavor development. Throughout the North Coast, crops were generous and an aggressive approach to fruit thinning was required to maximize the quality from this near perfect growing season.

Other Notes

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Ratings

91 points - Wine Spectator
Download Wine Notes
Vintage 2005
Wine Style Bold Red Wine
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Composition
85% Cabernet Sauvignon
12% Syrah
3% Merlot
Appellation Napa Valley
Acid 6.9g/L
PH 3.74
Barrel Aging
24 Months
100% New French Oak
Alcohol % 14.6
Size 750 ml