2006 Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 2008

he inaugural vintage of Joseph Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested the second week of October of 2003. Our notes remind us that the late summer was cool, calling for longer hang times as the fruit reached optimal maturity. We picked 6.8 tons, yielding just under 2 tons per acre at 24.6 brix, TA 3.90 and pH 3.73. Our total production was about 450 cases.

The 2003 was made in a classic Bordeaux style, with extended maceration and aged in 65% new french oak for 20 months. The wine has developed a sound tannic structure while retaining a soft mouth and a smooth finish across the palate. We are reminded of warm floral qualities redolent with flavors of cassis and stone fruit. This wine can be enjoyed immediately, and with its wonderful structure, will only get better in 5-10 years. For more detailed information please download our fact sheet.
Award Category Competition Year
Silver Cabernet Sauvignon Los Angeles County Fair 2006
Bronze Cabernet Sauvignon San Francisco International Wine Competiton 2006
Bronze Cabernet Sauvignon San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2006