Showket Vineyards 2005 Oakville, Napa Valley -
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This Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced exclusively from the Showket Vineyard in Oakville, Napa Valley. Oakville is home to some of the most sought-after Cabernet grapes in the Napa Valley. Within the Oakville appellation, Showket Vineyards is perched in the hills above Silverado Trail. With neighbors like Dalle Valle, Vine Cliff, Phelps’ Backus vineyard, Oakville Ranch, Turnbull’s Weitz Vineyard and sitting above Screaming Eagle and Rudd Estate—this is undeniable prime Cabernet real estate.
Our 2005 Showket Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon might be the most complex wine we have ever released. The vintage gave us perfectly ripe Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, so we increased the percentage of the Cabernet Franc to 15% and it shows in the finished wine. In addition to our hallmark black berry and cassis aromatics, this vintage shows hints of violets, tobacco and cedar from the additional Cabernet Franc. On the palate it is very round and seductive. It starts with a lively grip and gains size and depth as it opens up.
The 05 Cabernet Sauvignon will be a perfect compliment to hearty dishes, but can also stand on its own. We suggest you pair this wine with a porterhouse steak.
|Wine Profile Style|
|Light Bodied||Medium Bodied||Full Bodied|
|Drink Now (0-3 yrs)||Will Age (3-5 yrs)||Will Age (8-10 yrs)|
|Slightly Fruity||Fruity||Very Fruity|
|No Tannins||Softer Tannins||Heavier Tannins|
|Low Acidity||Medium Acidity||High Acidity|
|No Residual Sugar Dry||Off Dry||Sweet|
Our mission is to provide unbiased opinions of the wine being offered. These notes come from up to 10 guests who tasted this wine in a blind tasting format (wine is concealed so their identity is unknown). Why this format? Tasting blind completely throws out any hype associated with a certain winery, style, price point, etc; it forces the taster to accept what is in the glass without any predetermined notions. Our guests utilize Robert Parker's Glossary of Wine Terms for their comments for consistency purposes. In addition, we utilize the wine aroma wheel to enhance one’s ability to describe the complexity of wine flavor. Notes are posted on this wine during the tasting to ensure they accurately reflect the impressions.
|Blend||Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Cabernet Franc %15|
|Appelation||Oakville, Napa Valley|
|Harvest Dates||mid September 2005|
|Sugar at Harvest||26.1 degrees Brix|
|Fermentation||Picked early in the morning into 1/2 ton bins; de-stemmed and crushed; 10 day fermentation.|
|Aging / Cooperage||50% new French oak, aged in oak for 20 months|
|Alcohol||14.8% by volume|
|Acidity||TA: 6.2, pH: 3.72|