The 2005 harvest was an excellent vintage for Napa
Valley producing moderate crop yields. The slow ripening season without heat spikes contributes to the positive qualities of the fruit: intense color, concentrated flavors and beautiful aromatics. The vintage of 2005 promises wines with elegance, balance and structure.
Martin Ray summarized our winemaking
method when he said: "We add nothing to our wines, nor do we take anything
from them. With infinite care, we leave them alone." Hand selected from individual barrel lots by winemaker Bryan Davison, Synthesis represents the finest expression of our favorite wines from the 2005 vintage. Our Synthesis is a fullbodied
Cabernet Sauvignon aged for thirty four months in French oak barrels.
Layers of concentrated and well-integrated flavors and aromas of black currant,
dark cherry and plum are accented by creamy vanilla overtones. This wine fills
your palate and finishes very long and rich.
Pair this Cabernet with your favorite cut
of steak, standing rib roast, or any hearty dish.
"This is the most expensive of Martin Ray's current releases and it's easily the best. Dense and layered, it immediately seduces for its softly lush flavors of blackberries, currants, anise, chocolate and sweet smoky oak. Yet it has the tannic complexity to age through 2013 at least. Made from 100% Cab, it's a blend of their best barrels from Diamond Mountain, Stags Leap and Sonoma Mountain. Just 103 cases were produced. "