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Cain Vineyard & Winery

Cain Vineyard & Winery CAIN VINEYARD & WINERY is dedicated to our signature Cabernet blend, Cain Five. Composed of the five classic varieties of the Cabernet/Bordeaux family, Cain Five epitomizes the benefits of blending to achieve a complex wine, supple and rich of texture, combining a full, firm structure with a long and subtle finish. In 1980, Joyce and Jerry Cain purchased part of the McCormick Ranch, a homestead dating back to the 1840s. The Cains were in search of a unique mountain property where they could realize their dream of planting the five classical Bordeaux varieties from which to draw one ideally structured wine—a blend of all five varieties. That wine would become Cain Five. Jim and Nancy Meadlock joined the Cains in 1986, and, in 1991, they purchased full ownership. The first Cain Five, the 1985 vintage, was released in 1989.


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3800 Langtry Road, St. Helena, CA, US, 94574 Email:
Phone: 707-963-1616 Web:
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  Cain Concept
2001 Cain Concept is the fourth vintage of our “new” Cabernet blend. Crafted from fruit grown in selected benchland and hillside vineyards in the Napa Valley proper, the wine is the mirror image of our mountain-grown Cain Five.
  Cain Cuvée
Cain Cuvée (cue-vay means “blend”) is a new style of Cabernet blend. This wine is not all about Big Oak and Inky, Drying Tannins. In our Cain Cuvée, we look for bright aromas to combine with a mouthwateringly fresh palate and a silky finish—just the thing to complement today’s lighter and spicier dishes.
  Cain Five
Color: dark. You can just see through it—barely. Hint of evolution. Nose: signature anise and orange peel form the top notes over a mid-range of oak and spice with a base of roasted meat. Palate: sweet entry, fully structured body, flows to balanced, slightly “grippy,” rustic tannins. Exhibits a pleasingly refined mouth feel and a long finish. Don’t ask me how the wine tastes—it’s up to you to tell us, but I know you will like it!


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