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1979 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes The Cabernet Sauvignon component of this wine is a blend of grapes grown on the eastern side of the valley floor near Oakville, together with the first significant vines on our home ranch in St. Helena. The relatively high Merlot addition has served to make the wine more appreciably forward and it drinks well now. The aroma is a combination of green olive and mint, the flavors appropriately fruity, and a finish soft and appealing.

Winemaking Data Grapes were harvested at an average of 23.0° Brix and aged 24 months in 60-gallon French oak barrels before being blended, fined with fresh egg whites, and bottled in October 1981.

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Blend and Grape Sources 82.4% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17.6% Merlot from estate-owned vineyards and independent growers.

Appellation Napa Valley

Harvest Dates Late September 1979

Aging/Cooperage 24 months in 60-gallon French oak barrels before being blended, fined with fresh egg whites, and bottled in
October 1981.