2005 Kuleto Estate Native Son Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L Magnum)
The 2005 vintage produced wines of classic beauty and structure. Flavor development came in the waning days of summer and early fall; the wines are very reminiscent of fall. The 2005 Native Son is new to our Vineyard Block Series and displays the big, juicy, exotic fruit aspects of our Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s deep red with a tinge of purple. The intense jammy and spicy nose gives it a racy quality. Bramble fruits fill the mouth. It is warm, but the tannins and flavors keep it in balance.
October 5 - November 1, 2003
100% French Oak
100% French Oak
The Cabernet Sauvignons from our Vineyard Block Series take their names and are sourced from prized vineyard blocks and areas of the estate named by Pat, and showcase the myriad flavors and structures expressed by this single varietal at our mountain estate. Adding to the complexity of these estate-grown wines is the fact that every year we benefit from early, mid-season, and late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon, which contributes to a wide spectrum of appealing flavors. In addition, our diversity of soil types in combination with various rootstocks, training methods, exposures, orientations and clones, consistently produce several different styles of wine. Colors range from vibrant, glowing red to almost opaque purple, aromas from red peppercorn, flowers, and sweet dried herbs to black plum, black licorice, tar and smoked meat, and structures from clean, bright, and focused to heavy, soft, and sweet. Some wineries need to source fruit from all over the valley to get this kind of diversity – we have it all on our estate within five-minutes of the winery.
The vineyard is adjacent to Pritchard Hill and Howell Mountain, off Sage Canyon Road 6.5 miles east of the Silverado Trail, above Lake Hennessey and the town of Rutherford.