Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

The 2003 vintage was dry and warm with low yields, perfect for red wines with good tannin maturity, nice development of flavors, and good concentration. This vintage is one of the best years in the last decade for red wines.

Tasting Notes

Rich garnet in color with intense aromas of ripe red fruits. Bright notes of plum and cherry followed by a hint of vanilla. Abundant flavors of juicy, ripe berries and a hint of toast, with balanced fresh acidity, soft tannins and good structure. Full-bodied with a smooth finish.

Food Pairing

Root: 1 Cabernet pairs well with barbequed steak or a colorful, fresh stir-fry. The rich, ripe flavors also complement dishes like grilled chicken or shrimp. Before dinner, try it with hard salami or salted nuts, and a selection of mild to medium cheeses.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Apalta Vineyards
Soil composition
Granite
Training method
Trellis
Harvest time
April
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
New, 1 year old, and 2 year old
Length of alcoholic fermentation
14 days
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barrels
Type of oak
French
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.5 %
pH level
3.7
Residual sugar
7 g/L
Acidity
5.2 g/L

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