Origin and Composition
60% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Petit Verdot
18 months in French and American oak barrels
The 2005 vintage was cooler than normal. Most regions experienced spring fog and even light rains through November which slowed the fruit grows down, though for the most part this had little effect on flowering and, therefore, on yields. A heat wave hit the country in early January, lasting about two weeks. Temperatures then returned to moderate levels for most of the ripening season. The fresh and relatively dry autumn climate allowed us to wait patiently until maturity was reached, ensuring that the fruit was preserved along with a good concentration of round and soft tannins.