CLARBEC™ 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
Glen Oaks Ranch
As its premier offering, Clarbec, Inc. presents a 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon. According to renowned winemaker, Tom Montgomery, CLARBEC™ 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon is well extracted with aromas of plum, cherry and black currant. Surrounded by a complex bouquet of French oak, anise, mint and a hint of herb, CLARBEC™ 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon has been aged for 20 months in the best of barrels: a tight-grain, 3-year, air-dried French oak barrel.
The grapes represent the first Cabernet Sauvignon vintage from the historic Glen Oaks Ranch, which is on the west slope of the Mayacamas Mountains of Sonoma County. Here in this warm microclimate, Glen Oaks Ranch grapes grow in a robust volcanic alluvial soil that produces a rich concentrated cabernet fruit. The property has been in continuous production as a vineyard for at least 100 years and is a Certified Sustainable farm.
The Jenkins family recommends that you enjoy this premiere vintage of CLARBEC™ 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon with grilled meats and robust Italian Foods
94pts ~ Gold Medal ~ California State Fair Wine Competition 2009
Silver Medal Winner ~ Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2009
Gold Medal Winner ~ Finger Lakes International Wine Competition 2009
Silver Medal Winner ~ American Wine Society 2008
Silver Medal Winner ~ Sonoma County Harvest Fair 2008
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