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2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
from Destino Wines
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This delicious Cabernet Sauvignon strikes an elegant balance between voluptuous dark fruit components and soft, plush tannins. On the palate, the wine offers concentrated flavors of ripe Bing cherry and dark chocolate that stay present through a long, satisfying finish. Though this wine is already lush and approachable early in it’s development, it should continue to age well for 6 to 10 years.
The 2004 Destino Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon seamlessly blends
exceptional grapes from two contrasting vineyards. Approximately half of the fruit
comes from a vineyard in Napa Valley’s acclaimed Coombsville region. Located
at an elevation of 300 feet, this property’s excellent soil and unique microclimate
produces fruit with great structure and complexity. To complement this robust
fruit, we have paired it with grapes from a valley-floor vineyard in the Oakville
appellation. Meticulously cared for by the well-respected Nord family, these
grapes add wonderful fruit-driven notes of ripe cherry. As with past vintages, our
2004 Cabernet Sauvignon gains nuance from a unique blend of three
clones—337, 4 and 8—each of which contributes its own distinctive expression
of Napa Valley Cabernet.
This wine has been handcrafted using traditional Bordelaise techniques, which
include fermentation with Bordeaux red yeast, thrice-daily pumpovers, and
extended maceration or “cuvaison.” In addition, the wine has gained added depth
through a sophisticated barrel program which includes several French coopers
(Nadalie, Vicard), distinctive toasting techniques, and the use of several wood
sources including oak from Never, Center of France, and Limousin origins.
- Kind Red
- Type Cabernet Sauvignon
- Appellation Napa Valley
- Volume 750mL
- 89 Points Wine Spectator