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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Von Strasser Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Von Strasser Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 89916)
collectible wine

Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $62.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Only the darkest, most extracted lots from our estate vineyards are used in making this wine. This wine is deep in color. Aromas of cassis, cocoa powder, vanilla and sarsaparilla are interwoven with flavors of black currant, dried plums and cherries, and chocolate. Dense, with a slightly sweet finish that lingers on.

Varietal Make-up: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Petit Verdot 5% Merlot

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About Von Strasser Vineyards:

Situated on Diamond Mountain in Napa Valley, the Von Strasser estate maintains six separate vineyards. When Rudy and Rita Von Strasser purchased the old Roddis Winery in 1990, the vineyards were planted in two stages. The oldest block, 2 acres in size, was planted in 1970 to budwood from Martha’s Vineyard. The second block, 4 acres in size, was planted in 1983, also with budwood from Martha’s Vineyard. In 1991, the von Strasser’s embarked upon a vineyard modernization, changing the entire vineyard to a high density, vertical trellis system. An acre of Petit Verdot was planted that year with an eye towards its future use in a unique Reserve bottling. In 1998, a new piece of hillside land was cleared and planted to vineyard. Today, the property consists of Cabernet Sauvignon (12 acres), Petit Verdot (2 acres), and Merlot (1 acre).