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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
Jardin Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2005
Jardin Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2005
(search item no. 98740)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Fermented in overhead retort-shaped, stainless steel fermenters. Pump-overs done three times daily during fermentation. Extended maceration on the skins after fermentation. The use of gravity and gentle pressing ensure full-flavored wines with soft, balanced tannins. The wine was racked into barrels where it underwent malolactic fermentation. After further racking it spent 21 months in new and used French oak barrels, before being lightly filtered prior to bottling.

Deep ruby color, huge mouth-filling flavors of blackberry, cassis and vanilla. French oak barrels add a complex toastiness. Alluring in its youth but will reward those who resist temptation and explore the wine's maturation potential.

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