Cain Cain Five (scuffed labels) 2005
Bordeaux Red Blends from Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
Cabernet Sauvignon 60% Cabernet Franc 16%Petit Verdot 14% Merlot 8% Malbec 2%.
The 2005 Cain Five shows the emphasis we place on mouth feel: the texture of the tannins is extremely fine, yet distinctly present. The aromas are of fresh red cherries and exotic spices. The wine evolves very well in the open glass, which bodes well for the future. Today, you should decant the wine and sip it carefully. This wine will age gracefully for a long, long time.
The Cain Vineyard site is truly spectacular, cradled in a bowl overlooking St. Helena from the top of the Spring Mountain District. In 1980, Joyce and Jerry Cain purchased part of the McCormick Ranch, a homestead dating back to the 1840's. The Cains were in search of a unique mountain property where they could realize their dream of planting the five classical Bordeaux varietals from which to draw one ideally structured wine, which would result... View More