Cabernet Sauvignon Viking Estate Vineyard Reserve 2004
Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Designation
Viking Estate Vineyard
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Cabernet Sauvignon Viking Estate Vineyard Reserve 2004

Special Release

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%


classic aromatics of blackcurrants and red berries flow into cedar and cigar box mellowness


fruit intensity and vineyard minerality with a penetrating essence of Cabernet fruit, a liqueur of cassis purity envelopes the senses in an extended countdown of memorable flavors

Drink now through 2015.


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Revered as the benchmark of Adelaida’s Cabernet portfolio, “The Viking” highlights the essence of varietal Cabernet fruit. Established in 1992 the vineyard lies on an improbable steep grade of chalky limestone in the mountainous west side of Paso Robles. At 1,600 feet in elevation, it benefits from the nearby Pacific Ocean influence, receiving cool afternoon breezes and a dramatic daily temperature swing of 40-50 degrees. Purity of fruit and a salivating mountain character result from the confluence of the optimum sun exposed site and clarity of balancing natural fruit acidity. Non-interventionist winemaking aims to preserve the low yielding intensity of the vineyard.

Destemmed and fermented in open top vats with indigenous yeast, the “must” is gently punched down by hand to integrate fruit and skin tannins. After some 21 months in a selection of “center of France” cooperage (100% Tronçais Forest) only the best barrels make the cut for the Reserve designation, followed by a minimum of one year in bottle before general release. A fractional addition of Estate Cabernet Franc brings a blue fruit lift to the aromatic profile.

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