2005 TR Passalacqua Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Blocks 18 & 19
This wine was tasted on January 26, 2019 from a 750ml bottle that was stored between 50-55 degrees Fahrenheit. Older vintages may show some bottle variation depending upon storage conditions and differences in cork density. Also, please note that some library bottlings may take an additional one to two weeks to process and ship.
This vintage of Blocks 18 & 19 is aging brilliantly, showing dried cherries, leather, and licorice. Flavors of dried cranberry and vanilla are abundant in this dense, richly colored wine. The palate showcases beautiful, fine tannins that linger with notes of black currant. This wine is drinking well now, and when cellared properly, will drink well through 2029.
Our most concentrated Cabernet gets its intensity of flavor from fruit grown in the ideally shaped eastern bowl of TR Passalacqua Vineyard. This terroir rewards us year to year with an elegant, balanced Cabernet which has been the cornerstone of the Passalacqua Cabernet’s since 2004. Blocks 18 & 19 grow in rich red, rocky soil and the small bunches they yield consistently have the focused, classic Cabernet fruit and the powerful tannins you have come to expect from these vineyard blocks.