2005 Songbook, Napa Valley, 1.5L in Wood Box
A texture composed of rich, ultra fine tannins showcase a bounty of flavors ranging from cassis and tamarind sauce, to dusty earth, wet stone, and the plushest of black fruits.
eighteen months of elevage in 80% new French oak and 20% once-filled French oak.
Fruit for the 2005 Songbook was sourced from two of David Abreu’s personal properties, each of which is located in unique and diverse terroirs in the St. Helena region of the Napa Valley. These properties produce fruit of uncommon character resulting from proprietary clones, extremely low yields and meticulous farming. The result is a winemakers dream.
Grapes were picked in the darkness of the early morning hours and immediately subjected to rigorous selection by our berry-by-berry 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 to seven 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 wine boasts extraordinary aromas with multiple layers soaring from the glass. Initial aromas reveal black cherry, orange zest, tiramisu and cardamom, off-set by nuances of vanilla. Give it an hour and new layers of raspberry, chocolate cake, jasmine and iris root delight the nose. The wine finishes with richness and elegance, displaying its potential for great longevity.