Remember a few months back when we watched Guy's vineyard documentary "It's a Vine Life"? Well, now is your chance to taste what he was talking about! Just ask your favorite fine wine shop for Davis Family Vineyards!
2005 Davis Family Vineyards Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
2005 weather was incredibly consistent in Guy’s little pocket of the RRV. Winter rains were moderate, so the vines were very balanced between bud break and set. With no real hot or cold periods during the growing season. the vines matured slowly but uniformly right through veraison. A cool and consistent September gave the grapes some extended hang time to develop extra flavors and aromas. The wine is very consistent with Guy's style - balance and complexity searching for the essence of Pinot flavor (no alc. bombs here!). If there is any difference in character from prior vintages, it may be the extra push in the beautiful aromas—
the wine seems to have even more floral and brown spice than in the past (if that is even possible!). The balance, from alcohol and acidity to the mouth-coating richness, is again spot on. The signature leather and cola hints traditionally found in great Pinots from around the world seem to really grow when this wine is in the glass. The amazing length on this 2005 has been commented on in almost every tasting we’ve had. As always, these wines are a perfect match with almost any meal and will create legions of fans in its wake!
Cases produced: 889 Alcohol: 14.05% pH: 3.56
Highlighted DFV Pinot Noir Awards and Reviews 2001: Gold Medal – 2004 SF Wine Competition 2002: 91 Points – Wine Enthusiast 2004 2003: Silver– 2005 Sonoma County Harvest Fair 2004: Double Gold & Best In Class – 2006 Sonoma County Harvest Fair
2004 Davis Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
From the same 2 vineyards as in years past: the Lewelling Wight Vineyard, near the border of St. Helena and Rutherford, brings the brighter fruit and exotic spice to the blend, and Stagecoach Vineyard, almost a half mile above the Valley, brings black fruits and mocha notes. 2004 was a warmer year than 2003 in the Napa Valley, and the result is a darker, fuller wine. The fruit profile is more focused on black cherry and black currant fruits that create a juicy core and richness through the finish. Although the warm season in 2004 fostered a lot of density and size in this wine, there is still that distinctive balance and food friendly character that has always been a signature of Guy’s wines. This 2004 shows the pure Napa character of ripeness, yet never approaches over-ripe – Guy delivers “power through complexity” rather than an overblown monster wine. Excellent structure and tannin levels lead the way into the mouth-coating finish. This wine is incredibly enjoyable now and should also age beautifully for many years to come. Cases produced: 588 Alcohol: 14.25% pH: 3.60
Highlighted DFV Cabernet Awards and Reviews 2002: Double Gold– 2004 SF International Wine Competition 2002: Double Gold– 2005 Pacific Rim Wine Competition 2003: Double Gold & Best In Class – 2006 L.A. County Fair 2003: Silver - 2007 SF Chronicle Competition Fair
Davis Family Vineyards is distributed by Horizon Wines in Texas! Cheers - ALI