Wine

2005

Sycamore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Sycamore Vineyard, Rutherford
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2004 Sycamore Cabernet Sauvignon
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Wine Profile

Intense black currant with a spicy blueberry compote, cinnamon, aromatic cedar, black pepper and clove. Dark chocolate permeates the aroma with a hint of Moroccan olives. Good depth of flavor with dark cherry, chocolate and integrated oak spice. Full-flavored with a very long, clean and fruitful finish with modest tannins.

Primary Vineyard
Sycamore Vineyard - Rutherford

Located west of Hwy. 29 on the famed Rutherford Bench, the 22-acre Sycamore Vineyard is about 1.2 miles south of Bosché and adjacent to the Staglin Family Vineyard, To Kalon and Heitz Bella Oaks. Right up against the Mayacamas Range, this cool-climate vineyard is dry-farmed with stringent biodynamic protocols to create a natural and sustainable ecosystem. Sycamore Vineyard provides mountain fruit berries that are very small, yielding intensely extracted dark, black currant fruit and incredible depth of color and flavor.

Growing Season Notes

“Hang time” is the buzzword for grapes from these vineyards in 2005. Sugars climbed steadily until August 31st and then stalled for the first two weeks of September. We didn’t mind—we were looking for a slow ripening period that would give the vines plenty of time to develop fruit components and soften the acidity. It all started in earnest on September 29th and finished October 4th...a relatively compact harvest for Sycamore, but our patience was nicely rewarded.

Vintage

2005

Vineyard

Sycamore Vineyard

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation

Rutherford

Composition

87% Cabernet Sauvignon
7.2% Merlot
5.8% Cabernet Franc

pH

3.56

Alcohol

14.30%

Harvest Date

-

Barrel Aging

Barrels: 100% French oak
Cooperage: Nievre 65% new wood
Age in barrels: 24+ months

2005

Sycamore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Sycamore Vineyard, Rutherford

Wine Profile

Intense black currant with a spicy blueberry compote, cinnamon, aromatic cedar, black pepper and clove. Dark chocolate permeates the aroma with a hint of Moroccan olives. Good depth of flavor with dark cherry, chocolate and integrated oak spice. Full-flavored with a very long, clean and fruitful finish with modest tannins.

Primary Vineyard
Sycamore Vineyard - Rutherford

Located west of Hwy. 29 on the famed Rutherford Bench, the 22-acre Sycamore Vineyard is about 1.2 miles south of Bosché and adjacent to the Staglin Family Vineyard, To Kalon and Heitz Bella Oaks. Right up against the Mayacamas Range, this cool-climate vineyard is dry-farmed with stringent biodynamic protocols to create a natural and sustainable ecosystem. Sycamore Vineyard provides mountain fruit berries that are very small, yielding intensely extracted dark, black currant fruit and incredible depth of color and flavor.

Growing Season Notes

“Hang time” is the buzzword for grapes from these vineyards in 2005. Sugars climbed steadily until August 31st and then stalled for the first two weeks of September. We didn’t mind—we were looking for a slow ripening period that would give the vines plenty of time to develop fruit components and soften the acidity. It all started in earnest on September 29th and finished October 4th...a relatively compact harvest for Sycamore, but our patience was nicely rewarded.

750 mL:
$195
Members: $156.00

Vintage

2005

Vineyard

Sycamore Vineyard

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation

Rutherford

Composition

87% Cabernet Sauvignon
7.2% Merlot
5.8% Cabernet Franc

pH

3.56

Alcohol

14.30%

Harvest Date

-

Barrel Aging

Barrels: 100% French oak
Cooperage: Nievre 65% new wood
Age in barrels: 24+ months

750 mL:
$195
Members: $156.00
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