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.
Martin Ray 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon begins with ever-changing aromas. Ripe berries and lush vanilla back aromatics thick with cherries and black currant fruit. The opulent palate is reminiscent of classic Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon. This bright robust wine with superb balance and structure is full of wild berry flavors that extend into an elegant finish. Aged 20 months in French oak.
Pair this Cabernet Sauvignon with a dish of roasted rack of lamb topped with fresh mint and Dijon mustard.