2005 Nickel & Nickel Dragonfly Vineyard St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU #500495
Abundant aromas of red and black fruits are predominant on the nose. A mixture of strawberry and raspberry fills the glass, with sweet vanilla and cedar adding interest. This 2005 has a very silky texture that is velvety and rich across the palate. While still retaining its normal elegance, this vintage has a bit more stuffing, which carries those beautiful fruit flavors into an incredibly supple finish.
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The diminutive, four-acre Dragonfly Vineyard is located in St. Helena at the base of Spring Mountain. Old timers know this magical place as a “banana belt” microclimate, as its ideal summer temperatures allow the vines to develop their notable ripe and jammy fruit. The vines benefit from the site’s deep, gravelly loam soils and gentle southern exposure, and the vineyard is one of the first to be harvested each year. The 2005 growing season at Dragonfly was normal this year, with budbreak in late March and bloom in late May. Conditions were ideal during bloom and the vineyard had a good set, which resulted in a bit more fruit than last year. The summer months were moderate and we didn’t get the few heat waves that really bump up the sugars. The fruit was able to hang a bit longer this year, which helped to round out the tannins. The slight heat in late September gave the vines that little extra boost to concentrate flavors for harvest.
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Vintage 2005
Country United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Bottle Size 750ml
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