2006 Cabernet Sauvignon - Five Star General

Varietal Compositions 96% Cabernet Sauvignon
4% Merlot

Alexander Valley

Tasting Notes

Concentrated, rich and intense, the 5-Star General offers a full-force Cabernet experience. The silken core reveals layers of flavors wrapped in plush tannins. A tight yet juicy mix of cedar, wild berry and black currant fuse with hints of anise, eucalyptus and a mineral essence to linger into the finish. Best to give this General some breathing room before serving, or a few more years in the cellar.

Harvest October 2006

The grapes were hand-harvested and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The resulting wine was aged for 38 months in new French barrels.

pH 3.59
Acidity 0.62 grams/100 ml
Alcohol 14.7%

Recommended cellaring time:  2 to 10 years
Optimal storage temperature:   55-60 F (13-16 C)

Production 100 cases
Availability SOLD OUT
Price $65
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