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.
2006 Cabernet Franc90+ Points Wine Enthusiast!
Named an Award-winning wine by Wine Enthusiast Magazine! Cabernet Franc tends to be a varietal that often goes unrecognized on its own because of its extensive use in blended wines. Dimitri Tchelistcheff, our Winemaking Consultant, believes that with only modest blending the Cabernet Franc itself is one of the best wines he produces - making this a much sought after varietal.
2005 Cabernet Franc
Best of Show - VinoChallenge International
92 points - Beverage Testing Institute. The Merlot is so desired that it is one our first wines to deplete, so get yours early! It is barrel aged for 18 months in new French Haute Futaie oak. It is bottled unfined and unfiltered delivering flavors and aromas of dark cherries, chocolate, cassis and exotic flowers.
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.