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2005 vintage guide for Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon

Washington 2005: Keep

Winemakers report small grape clusters with intense color, balance and ripe flavors.

Weather Conditions

Warm summer months in Washington , cool autumn temperatures and a mild winter yielded a record wine grape harvest for 2005. Moderate winter temperatures and a warm Indian Summer led to prolonged hang-time which resulted in deep, concentrated flavors. Winemakers statewide reported small grape clusters with intense color, balance and ripe flavors.

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