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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Guenoc Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Guenoc Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 92057)

PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $13.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2005 Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with 8% Petit Verdot and 4% Petite Sirah for depth and complexity. The wine was aged in a combination of French and American oak for 20 months, and then bottled in April 2007. Aromatic and spicy, with generous flavors of black currents, cherry and cassis, the wine has a rich texture, with enough tannins to promise a long life. Traditional fermentation in stainless steel tanks, before aging in French and American oak barrels for 20 months. The wine goes well with red meats and rich reduction sauces.
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About Guenoc Estate Vineyards:

Located 90 miles north of San Francisco, the 23,000 acre Guenoc Estate, claiming some of the oldest vineyards in California, includes the most northwestern area of Napa Valley, all of Guenoc Valley, and the southern extremes of Lake County. From 1888 to 1906 the Guenoc Estate was owned by internationally famous actress and vintner Lillie Langtry, who vowed to make "claret of the finest kind known in the country" in her California valley and placed her portrait on her estate produced bottles of wine. Today, the George Watts' portrait of Lillie Langtry has become the famous cameo trademark of Guenoc wines. In 1981, Guenoc Valley was recognized by the federal government as a separate and distinctive viticultural area, the first appellation under single-proprietorship in the United States. Traditional winemaking techniques and utilization of the best of French oak and highest quality stainless steel equipment allow winemaker Malcolm Seibly to create wines which continue to garner championship awards in both national and international competitions.