2003 - Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon

Our Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in Stags Leap District and Coombsville define classic Napa Valley. This time-honored blend delivers a balanced structure and velvety texture.

Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage Notes Balmy days in March got the season off to a quick start, but unusually cold, rainy weather in April slowed things down. However, once it got warm again in May, the vines grew very fast and vigorously, requiring more canopy management and shoot thinning than customary. Rapid vegetative growth reduced crop levels slightly. After a couple of hot spells at the end of May and the first part of June, summer was mostly mild, allowing steady ripening of the fruit, until the hot weather returned in mid-September to help us achieve the last bit of ripening. The roller coaster ride was over!
  • Varietal 96% Cabernet Sauvignon
    2% Merlot
    1% Cabernet Franc (rounded)
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • Vineyard 63% Silverado Vineyard (Estate)
    17% Mt George Vineyard (Estate)
    3% Haystack Vineyard (Estate)
    17% selected Napa Valley vineyards
  • Harvest Info August 19 - October 21, 2003
    25.3° Brix
  • Skin Contact 25 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 19 months barrel age
    38% new oak
    Overall oak profile: 88% French, 12% American
  • Analysis 14.5% Alcohol
    6.02 g/L TA
    3.64 pH
    Bottled September 2005