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2005

SONOMA COUNTY

Wedding Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon

First planted to Martha's Vineyard clone Cabernet in 1973, the Wedding Vineyard covers eleven gently sloping acres (up to 15 degrees, oriented south-west) on our Mountain Estate at an elevation of 1,200 feet. Approximately nine acres were replanted in 2002 under the careful guidance of David Abreu: seven blocks of Cabernet (clone 337 and Martha's Vineyard clone), one block of Petit Verdot (clone 400) and one block of Cabernet Franc (clone 327). (read more about the vineyard)

Tasting Notes

Blackberry bramble, black olive, caramel, lead pencil, tobacco leaf, clove, cassis…. just a few words to describe the immediate and stunning sensory experience. But the most satisfying moment for any student of this vineyard is to behold in this vintage the same attributes that have etched this site into our hearts. Tasting alongside 2001 is astounding: similar ripeness, intense dark brambly fruit, complimented by tobacco leaf, cedar, and extravagant caramel. Flavors of pure blackberry mingle with fine grain tannin buoyed by the sweet toast of well-integrated French Oak.

- Whitney Fisher, Winemaker

Production Notes

  • 90% Cabernet, 7% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc
  • Whole-berry fermented in small open-top fermenters
  • Aged 23 months in 100% new French oak barrels
  • Bottled unfined and unfiltered

Alcohol by Volume 14.5%
pH 3.76
Bottle Date September 2007
Cases Produced 320

Vintages Produced

1991   1992   1993   1994   1995   1996   1997   1999   2000   2001   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014

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