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2005 Cinnamon Stardust Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District

2005 Cinnamon Stardust Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District
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The 2005 Cinnamon Stardust opens with a panoply of wild and exotic aromas; essences of hazelnut,  blackcurrant, rosemary, and cypress resin boldly comingle with balsam, mulberry, and vetiver. The palate displays a rich mix of dark fruits and spices, all vying for center stage. Tamarind, huckleberry, creosote, and rose oils sully the palate in harmonious equilibrium, like the sensorial equivalent of David Bowie jamming with Neil Young and Crazyhorse. Edgy, complex, and subtle flavors continue in a bold fat finish that persists well into the coda.  

Wine Specs
Vintage
2005
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Stags Leap District
Bottling Date
June 2007
Alcohol %
15.2
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The majority of this fruit was sourced from two distinctive blocks named Cinnamon Girl and Ziggy Stardust, both located on the Poetry hillside vineyard. Despite their geographic juxtaposition, the soils of these two blocks demonstrate stark contrasts, which are aptly reflected in the wine’s complex profile. Yields from these blocks were low, from 1.9 to 2.4 tons per acre.
Production Notes
Grapes were picked in the darkness of the early morning hours, and immediately subjected to rigorous selection by our three-tiered hand-sorting process. The berries were gently delivered to tank by our unique crane system, minimizing disruption of berry integrity. Cold soaks lasted approximately five days and fermentations were managed via a combination of delestage and pumpovers. Extended maceration from three to five weeks fine-tuned our tannin profiles, and allowed us to perfect mouth feel and wine complexity. This Cabernet Sauvignon underwent eighteen months of elevage in 75% new French oak and 25% neutral French oak.
Winemaker Notes
The 2005 Cinnamon Stardust opens with a panoply of wild and exotic aromas; essences of hazelnut, blackcurrant, rosemary, and cypress resin boldly comingle with balsam, mulberry, and vetiver. The palate displays a rich mix of dark fruits and spices, all vying for center stage. Tamarind, huckleberry, creosote, and rose oils sully the palate in harmonious equilibrium, like the sensorial equivalent of David Bowie jamming with Neil Young and Crazyhorse. Edgy, complex, and subtle flavors continue in a bold fat finish that persists well into the coda.