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2004 Cabernet Sauvignon - Beckstoffer Clone Six


Vintages
 -2005  -2004  -2003
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BLEND
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINEYARDS
Beckstoffer-Vineyard Georges III

APPELLATION
Rutherford, Napa Valley

WINEMAKING

  • Extended maceration on the skins
  • Native yeast fermentation with gentle pump-overs
  • Bottled unfiltered

BARREL AGING
18 months in French oak Bordeaux chateau ferre barrels

ALCOHOL
14.5% by volume

CELLARING
This wine should develop complexity with up to ten years in the bottle and hold for many years after that.

WINEMAKER'S NOTES
This is the sixth Merryvale vineyard-designated bottling from low-yielding Clone Six vines in the Beckstoffer family’s Vineyard Georges III in Rutherford. The wine is very dark purple, rich and round with good density. This vineyard consistently shows fine texture and supple, balanced tannins.