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1984 Cabernet Sauvignon, Backus Vineyard

Winemaker Notes The 1984 Backus has the characteristics of mint, chocolate, and a spicy bouquet that characterizes wines from this vineyard. Deep in color, powerful and concentrated.

Winemaking Data Grapes were harvested at an average of 23.4° Brix, conventionally fermented, and aged 11 months in 60-gallon French oak barrels before being blended, fined with fresh egg whites, and bottled in July 1986.

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Blend and Grape Sources 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot from estate-owned vineyards and independent growers.

Appellation Oakville, Napa Valley

Harvest Dates September 2-4, 1984

Aging/Cooperage 11 months in 60-gallon French oak barrels before being blended, fined with fresh egg whites, and bottled in
July 1986.