2005 Red Wine Blend

Artistry, Napa Valley
1.5L
89 Points - Wine Spectator
Quarterly Review of Wines - Best of the Best Winner for California Red Blends

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Wine Type
Red
Bottle Size
1.5L
Vintage
2005
Appellation
Napa Valley
Varietal
Red Wine Blend
Varietal Specifics
Meritage Blend
Alcohol content
14.3
Vintage Notes
54% Cabernet Sauvignon
22% Cabernet Franc
14% Petite Verdot
9% Malbec
1% Merlot
Winemaker Notes
The blend consists of 100% Napa Valley fruit coming from Oakville, Yountville and St. Helena, using a combination of hillside and valley floor vineyards.
Case Production
5294
Rating
5 Stars - Quarterly Review of Wines, Summer 2008
Wines of extraordinary character and quality - in a class by themselves.

54% Cabernet Sauvignon; 22% Cabernet Franc; 14% Petite Verdot; 9% Malbec; 1% Merlot. Big, deep, rich, firm, solid, muscular, black fruit, earth and coffee flavors.

89 Points - Wine Spectator, June 15, 2008
Smooth-textured, rich and polished, with layers of currant, spice, sage, toasty oak and herbal scents, all of which fold together nicely. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot. Drink now through 2012.

Our 2005 Artistry is a proprietary blend of 5 Bordeaux-varietal grapes. The varietals and percentages will change from year to year, with a goal of keeping the wine consistent in quality and style. The 2005 vintage is a brilliantly-colored, dark garnet wine with aromas of baked cherries, dark plum, lavender, cinnamon, allspice and freshly cut herbs. There are also hints of tobacco, leather and toasted pecan. On the palate, this smooth-textured wine offers a full-mouth, medium bodied feel. The firm tannins are very well integrated, making the wine elegant and approachable at an early age. There are multiple layers to this complex blend that reveal themselves through decanting or by giving the wine time to open up in the glass.

The blend consists of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 14% Petite Verdot, 9% Malbec and 1% Merlot. 100% Napa Valley fruit coming from Oakville, Yountville and St. Helena, using a combination of hillside and valley floor vineyards. Total cases made: 5,294.

Our 2005 Artistry is also available in 3L bottles.