The 2005 vintage was one of the coolest in the past decade. Yields turned out larger than expected as the clusters kept putting on weight even late into the season - which is very unusal. These two factors combined to create a vintage of lighter style, more elegant, lower alcohol wines. Along with some higher tannins and acid, these wines will probably be some of the longest lived wines we've ever made. Probably 4-5 years of bottle age wouldn't be excessive for these wines, and they made hold up for 6-7 years.
The theme for the 2005 labels is "Vineyard Photos". I know, it's the THIRD time we've done it - but there are so many new vineyards since 2000 that it was necessary. Hide this content.