2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
The 2005 Kasuari Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was hand picked and sorted in the vineyard from low yielding (2.2 tons per acre) vines. Rocky hillside soils contribute to a wine that is supple with incredible longevity, and should increase in complexity over the next 10 - 15 years. This wine was created to mesh the long tradition of classic Bordeaux winemaking with the New World cult styling of high-end California Cabernet Sauvignons.
2005 offered a long and even growing season and yielded deep wines with soft, mouth-filling tannins. A bold mix of classic Cabernet flavors unfold in the glass with lavish plum, blackberry and cassis fruit accompanied coffee, chocolate and toffee typical of hillside fruit. New French Oak barrels from the Nevers and Troncais used during aging add spice and sage aromas.
Match this Cabernet Sauvignon with full flavored dishes including beef, lamb and duck. While this wine will age gracefully beyond ten years, we recommend decanting several hours in advance if consumed before 2010.
Appellation: Napa Valley
Average elevation: 1150 feet
Varietal composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest Date: September 30, 2005.
Sugar at harvest: 25.9 Brix
Wine Acidity: 6.9 g/L
Aged: 24 Months in French Oak Barrels from Nevers Forest, 50% New