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2005 Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Clone 6 (750ml)
Producer: Merryvale Vineyards merryvale.com
Appellation: Rutherford - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$70.00
Alcohol %: 14.5
Related Ratings:
rated (2001 vintage, 750ml bottle) : December 16, 2004 , St Helena Star
"The Georges III Vineyard, source of the grapes for this wine and located just west of Silverado Trail, has a storied history. First utilized by André Tchelistcheff at Beaulieu Vineyard, the parcel is now owned and farmed by Andy Beckstoffer. Clone Six is the prize of the vineyard. The crop and the berries tend to be small with a tight skin-to-juice ratio, resulting in tannic-structured wines. This wine ? Merryvale?s third from this vineyard ? is no exception. It?s beautifully jammy with lots of black fruit and complexity and the structure is indeed tight with tar and earth on a long finish. Hold onto it for a year or two, and drink over the next 12 years. The wine spent 18 months in 100 percent new French barrels. The wine was also unfiltered" Best 2007-2016