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Andrew Geoffrey Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
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Andrew Geoffrey Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

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Each block was separately hand picked in small boxes and the grapes were rigorously hand sorted to yield only the finest fruit. Once delivered to the winery, the fruit was once again sorted prior to destemming and crushing. The must was moved to stainless steel tanks for 72 hour pre-fermentation maceration. The tanks were then inoculated and pumped over 2 times per day until dryness. The tanks were then sealed for extended maceration. On average, the wines were in contact with the skins for a period of 35 days. The free run wine was drained from the tanks and held separate from the press wine. The settled free run wine was then moved to 100% new French oak barrels. The wines were racked quarterly with blending amongst the lots taking place at each movement. After 20 months of barrel aging, the wine was bottled August 14, 2003.
Wine Enthusiast
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Diamond Mountain District Cabs always are very tannic, and so is this one, but it should reward cellaring. It's well-oaked, with balancing acids and a tremendous core of blackberry and currant fruit that penetrates the palate and lasts through the finish. Combines power and finesse. Drink now-2015.

Steve Heimoff, June 1, 2005
Wine Spectator
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Firm, dark, rich and concentrated, with intense, chewy tannins that match up well with layers of earthy currant, coffee, mint, blackberry, cedar, anise and spice. This is a big, expressive, intense wine that can be enjoyed now and should improve for the next several years. But the tannins may be an issue, so if you buy a few bottles, taste one early to judge for yourself. Best from 2005 through 2012. 1,367 cases made.

James Laube, November 15, 2004