Sirita Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 85858
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

Sirita Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% of which was grown in Soda Canyon in a vineyard known as the Coliseum Block. This extremely low yield vineyard was situated on an extremely steep slope and was removed the following year. The other half comes from a small Coombsville vineyard scarcely more than an acre which was thinned and harvested under my direction. My hands were blue with cold for hours since the fruit came in at around 40 degrees Fahrenheit, since it was harvest very late in the October. The small amounts of fruit were fermented separately in open top waffle bins and punched down. An addition of 5% Merlot was made to round out the flavors. It was aged in 50% new Taransaud oak barrels for 18 months. This is a robust, vibrant yet not angular Cabernet Sauvignon, one that can be enjoyed with a steak tonight, but which will reward cellaring. The total production of this was limited to 170 cases.

Learn About Sirita

Sirita is produced and made by award-winning sommelier Larry Stone and named after his 14-year-old daughter, Siri, who helped to design the artwork for the label when she was eight. Sirita wines are sourced from among some of the finest vineyards in Napa Valley. They are made with minimal intervention, little or no fining or filtration. The goal is to achieve harmonious flavor...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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