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1980 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes There's already a great deal of interest in the 1980 Napa Valley Cabernets and it's fully justified based upon our tasting of many of them. Our 1980 is a blend with 13% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc and, at this stage its lean, tightly knit and in sharp contrast to the broad, early maturing 1979.

Winemaking Data Grapes were harvested at an average of 23.5° Brix and aged 22 months in 60-gallon French oak barrels before being blended, fined with fresh egg whites, and bottled in August 1982.

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Blend and Grape Sources 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc from estate-owned vineyards and independent growers.

Appellation Napa Valley

Harvest Dates September 30- October 12, 1980

Aging/Cooperage 22 months in 60-gallon French oak barrels before being blended, fined with fresh egg whites, and bottled in
August 1982.