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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Von Strasser Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Von Strasser Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 92558)
boutique wine
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $61.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is what Cabernet is all about! It is a big, bold wine with intense fruit, a full body and a long smooth finish. Look for blueberry and cassis lined with chocolate and anise. The Estate Cab is very approachable early but will continue to improve with age and reward your patience.
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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).