2007 Cabernet SauvignonNEW RELEASE - April 2, 2013
The year 2007 is widely recognized as a standout year for Cabernet Sauvignons. Other
wineries successfully released their 2007 wines about three years ago and these
wines are now gone.Following our practice of releasing only cave aged red wine, Ja...
2006 Cabernet Sauvignon96 Points Wine Enthusiast, 95 Points B.T.I.
96 Points from Wine Enthusiast "...It's a splendid Cabernet, with the tannins soft and velvety. The blackberry and black currant fruit flavors are as fresh and vibrant as the day it was bottled...This wonderful wine is so good, you can drink it now, but it will continue to evolve in the bottle for many years." Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast. Also picked as a cellar selection, GOLD MEDAL winning wine and 95 points from Beverage Testing Institute.
2004 Reserve Cabernet SauvignonLIBRARY RELEASE April 2, 2013
96 Points - Wine Enthusiast, GOLD MEDAL - "Exceptional" 94 Points and a Cellar Selection from Beverage Testing Institute. Our winemakers Dimitri Tchelistcheff and Ted Henry only designate a wine as "reserves" when they feel it is extraordinary. This wine met the criterion, in fact it it the first wine to ever earn a score of "100" from Dimitri! He said it was one of the best wines he has tasted in twenty years.
2005 Lake William Blend
95 points Wine Enthusiast and Beverage Testing Institute!
Winemaking is full of successes—also some mistakes. William Jarvis made a
big mistake in 1993 when, during a midnight pump-over, he accidentally
pumped a third of a tank of Cabernet Franc int...
2004 Lake William Blend
94 pts - Exceptional, Gold Medal - Beverage Testing Institute; Judges' Choice - The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Lake William is the Cabernet Sauvignon blend which started out as a cellar mistake but is now a most sought after blend. It is named after the lake which borders and cools the estate vineyards that makes up the blend.
2005 Cabernet Franc
Best of Show - VinoChallenge International
93 points - Exceptional - Gold Medal: Beverage Testing Institute Each year we pick each zone when it is at its maximum potential. As a result the 2006 Merlot harvest stretched from September 22nd to October 27th. Merlot is a varietal that does very well year after year on our gentle sloping vineyards. It is a key varietal in the Lake William blend, contributing deep amethyst hues and elegant flavors.
92 points - Gold Medal Beverage Testing Institute 2008 World Wine Championships. Before bottling, this 2005 vintage aged 18 months in new French Nevers oak, allowing the wine time to integrate its red berry flavor characteristics into a wine particularly food friendly. This wine has been cave aged and was released when our winemaker felt it was ready for full enjoyment. Best to consume within ten years.