Sequoia Grove
Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2005 harvest will go down in history as one of the biggest harvests EVER for Sequoia Grove,
with tonnage up as much as 40%. Nothing in the weather patterns or in early fruit estimates predicted the
large crop. Quality was excellent and fruit came in perfect for the style that Sequoia Grove is known for. The
lower sugars from the cooler weather mean alcohols that are more in balance and the higher than normal
natural acidity make a balanced wine that needs little manipulation. The long, cool growing season helped
flavors develop beautifully and the large crop allowed us to have even more room to select only the best lots
to for our final blends. Fruit sorting and skilled winemaking decisions were especially important components
of this challenging year.

Description: Deep red-black in color with intense notes of blackberry and cedar, black pepper and
cinnamon with slight hints of currant and crème soda. The wine flows easily across the tongue and is silky and
lush with a lingering note of cassis.

Grapes: Grapes come from vineyards managed by our well-regarded growers in the Napa Valley from the
northern St. Helena appellation all the way southeast to the Atlas Peak hills. Some are also from our own
estate vineyards in Rutherford.
Winemaking Practices:
Hand-sorted fruit
1-2 day cold soak
Inoculated with an assortment of French yeast strains
Small batch fermentations
Pumpovers 2-3 times per day
Malolactic fermentation in barrels
Racked two times before bottling

Grape Variety:  100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol:  14.2%
Titratable acidity:  6.1 g/L
pH:  3.81
Cases produced:  32,720
Aging:  18 months in barrel
45% new American Oak
Appellation:  Napa Valley
56% Rutherford
23% Napa Valley
14% Atlas Peak
7% Oakville
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