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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Cain Cain Five 2005
Cain Cain Five 2005
(search item no. 96708)
collectible wine


PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $89.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Cabernet Sauvignon 60% Cabernet Franc 16% Petit Verdot 14% Merlot 8% Malbec 2%.

The 2005 Cain Five shows the emphasis we place on mouth feel: the texture of the tannins is extremely fine, yet distinctly present. The aromas are of fresh red cherries and exotic spices. The wine evolves very well in the open glass, which bodes well for the future. Today, you should decant the wine and sip it carefully. This wine will age gracefully for a long, long time.

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About Cain Vineyard and Winery:

The Cain Vineyard site is truly spectacular, cradled in a bowl overlooking St. Helena from the top of the Spring Mountain District. In 1980, Joyce and Jerry Cain purchased part of the McCormick Ranch, a homestead dating back to the 1840's. The Cains were in search of a unique mountain property where they could realize their dream of planting the five classical Bordeaux varietals from which to draw one ideally structured wine, which would result as a blend of all five varieties. Jim and Nancy Meadlock joined the Cains in 1986, and in 1991 they purchased full ownership. The first Cain Five, the 1985 vintage was released in 1989. Cain produces four wines: Cain Five, Cain Cuvee, Cain Musque and Cain Concept.