Roy Estate Estate Proprietary Red 2005 Front Label
Roy Estate Estate Proprietary Red 2005 Front Label

Roy Estate Estate Proprietary Red 2005

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750ML / 14.2% ABV
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750ML / 14.2% ABV

Winemaker Notes

77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot

Full of energy, the wine will have a very long life. It has good acidity (the grapes ripened under cooler weather conditions), intense color/flavors (volcanic soil) and soft and sweet tannins (balanced vines and low yields). The 2005 Proprietary Red Wine expresses flavors of blackberry, licorice, espresso beans and Asian spices. Lush and rich in the attack, the wine carries on with harmony and depth finishing with ripe, soft tannins and aromas of black tea, bacon, smoke and licorice. It's tasting great right now. Enjoy the beautiful fruit today and then watch it evolve over time.

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This 17-acre vineyard on the eastern side of Napa is owned by Charles and Shirley Roy. Located in what is known as the Soda Canyon area, the vineyard was planted under the direction of Helen Turley, but today’s winemaker is Philippe Melka. They have two wines in their cuvee, a Bordeaux blend and, of course, their Cabernet Sauvignon. Of course, Soda Canyon is a southern Napa region and cool, much like its neighbor Stags Leap. This wine exhibits very Bordeauxlike notes of black currants, chocolate, underbrush, and some background oak. With beautiful sweet fruit, striking elegance, well-integrated acidity, and a dense ruby/purple color and medium to full body, this will be a long-lived wine. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025.
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Roy Estate, California
On the eastern side of Napa Valley, in the foothills of the Vaca Mountains, there is a secluded vineyard - the vineyard of Roy Estate. The mission of Roy Estate is to produce the very best wines possible from this tiny valley within a valley.

As the proprietors of Roy Estate, we think of ourselves as caretakers of this special property. We feel privileged to be entrusted with its care.

Our first wines, the 2004 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon & 2004 Estate Grown Proprietary Red Wine, were released in 2007.

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One of the most prestigious wines of the world capable of great power and grace, Napa Valley Cabernet is a leading force in the world of fine, famous, collectible red wines. Today the Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without the other. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that this marriage came to light; sudden international recognition rained upon Napa with the victory of the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1976 Judgement of Paris.

Cabernet Sauvignon undoubtedly dominates Napa Valley today, covering half of the land under vine, commanding the highest prices per ton and earning the most critical acclaim. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure, acidity, capacity to thrive in multiple environs and ability to express nuances of vintage make it perfect for Napa Valley where incredible soil and geographical diversity are found and the climate is perfect for grape growing. Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that express specific characteristics based on situation, slope and soil—as a perfect example, Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.

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