2005 Salexis Wines
Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Notes and Technical Information
Salexis Wines has pleased to announce the release the second of two bottlings of Cabernet Sauvignon from the 2005 vintage. Our 2005 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine of stature and power. This wine was produced from free run wine only after 37 days of total skin contact, and aged in 100% new Taransaud Chateau style barrels for 18 months. This wine exhibits the aromas and flavors of black berries, raspberries, currants, cedar, chocolate, and is surrounded by toasty French oak. Although keenly balanced and enjoyable now, this wine will continue to develop for the next 10 to 15 years.
Blend Composition: 100.00% Cabernet Sauvignon Clone #337
Harvest Dates: October 11, 2005
Harvest Analysis: 26.7 Brix, 3.7 gms/l TA, 3.90 pH
Pre-Fermentation Maceration: 7 days @ 55 degrees F.
Pumpover Regime: 2 times/day with Aeration
Maximum Fermentation Temperature: 90 degrees F.
Total Skin Contact Time: 37 days
Barrel Aging: 18 months in Chateau Style French oak, Medium Plus and Heavy Toast, (100% new Taransaud)
Bottling Date: June 5, 2007
Case Production: 170 cases