Perata Vineyards 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville, Napa Valley - The 2003 growing season was a balance of ample spring moisture and several heat spikes through the summer. Early September warm days accelerated ripening of some early varieties, while our Cabernet Sauvignon stayed on the vine well into October developing extraordinary flavors. The grapes were harvested at 26.6 Brix and fermented slowly under controlled temperatures. The wine was aged for 28 months in all new French oak and has been in the bottle 10 months. In tasting you will find hints of black cherry, ripe plum, blackberries with mild cedar and tobacco aromas to balance the fruit characters.
"There is a sense of pride that comes from growing grapes on the same land for three generations. By becoming vintners, our family's commitment to quality will now be expressed in the wines we produce. We hope you enjoy this delicious Cabernet as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you. Thank You." - David & Andrea Perata
Perata Vineyards 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley "Frank's" - We call it Frank’s
"There is a gentleman that has been walking through these vineyards for almost 60 years. He is now 'retired' but still makes his daily path through the vines. He is quick to report what needs to happen in the vineyard to uphold the quality standards he and his father set in 1948. It is a privilege to follow in those footsteps, and we would like you to enjoy this blend that is nearly 60 years in the making. We dedicate this special wine to my father, Frank. Thank You." - David & Andrea Perata