2006 TR Passalacqua Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
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.
Our blend of blocks from 2006 highlights the quintessential fruit profile of the TR Passalacqua Ranch. Dried blackberry and black cherry dominate the nose, while the palate reveals hints of white pepper and dehydrated cranberries. This color is deep and dark, and the tannins are rich and chewy. This wine is just hitting its stride now, and when cellared properly, will continue to drink well through 2025.
All of the grapes for our coveted Cabernets come from the TR Passalacqua Vineyard. These prized 20-year-old vines are located on the western slope of Dry Creek Valley at a 400-foot elevation. The quality of the fruit comes not only from the exceptional terrain of the vineyard but also from meticulous farming practices. We grow balanced vines, using bunch thinning, leaf pulling, and limited irrigation to ensure the highest quality fruit. We drop fruit at various points in the growing season to promote even ripening, and concentration of flavors. The TR Passalacqua Cabernet is a testament to our belief that truly great wine is made in the vineyard.