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Merriam Vineyards

2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Dunnsden

Winemaker's Notes

Dunnsden Vineyard is located on Los Amigos Road in Healdsburg, California, not far from our Windacre Vineyard. Dunnsden Vineyard is a steep, gravelly hillside vineyard located in the famed Russian River Valley. Only the top portion of this vineyard was used for this bottling. The top portion is very well drained. The soil is composed mostly of rough and gnarly rock. Steep hillside exposure allows for a long, hot growing season. Hand harvested, about 3-3½ tons per acre harvested.

Tasting Notes

Rich, dark purple color. Cassis, coffee and mocha, a hint of raspberry with bing cherry on the nose. Dry, rich and balanced fruit with notes of blackberry and cherry. 100% French oak adds to a complex finish of cedar and smoke. Unfined and unfiltered.

Technical Data

Varietal Composition: 93% “Dunnsden” Cabernet Sauvignon 5% “Windacre” Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Sonoma County
Alcohol: 14.0%
pH: 3.20
Brix (at harvest): 25.8
Production: 244 cases

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2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Dunnsden