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Cafaro Cellars

Cafaro Cellars Joe Cafaro and his wife Libby developed a 15 acre vineyard in the eastern hills south of the Stags' Leap appellation in 1996. The vineyard is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Syrah. The first grapes from the new vineyard where harvested in 1999. This new vineyard is now the only source of fruit for Cafaro Cellars. "The Cafaro Family Vineyard gives us great control over the style and flavors in our wines," reports Joe Cafaro. With four of the major grape varieties of Bordeaux planted, the Cafaro vineyard gives dynamic multi layers of complexity to the yummy the Cafaro wines.

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2591 Pinot Way, St Helena, CA, US, 94574 Email: info@cafaro.com
Phone: 707-963-7181 Web: www.cafaro.com
Fax: 707-963-8458
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  Cabernet Sauvignon
Grapes from the Cafaro Family Vineyard make up 100% of the blend. Our vineyard is in the eastern hills of Napa Valley just south of the Stags Leap Appellation. These grapes give our wines many layers of aroma and flavor to the concentration of this youthful cabernet. Similar bright and deep flavors on the palate enhance the stylish elegance. The structure is accessible for enjoying with many dishes from grilled meat and fish to pasta and burgers. Please enjoy our new release with family and friends.
  Cabernet Sauvignon
This vintage is the next big step to our goal of producing estate wines. Cafaro Family Vineyard makes up 80% of this years blend. Our grapes are hillside and give many layers of aroma and flavors; cherry, berry, chocolate and cedar. The sweet oak from new barrels adds yet another layer of aroma and flavor to the concentration of this youthful cabernet. Similar bright and deep flavors on the palate enhance the stylish elegance. The structure is accessible for enjoying with many dishes from grilled meat and fish to pasta and burgers. Please enjoy our new release with family and friends.
  Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva
The Cafaro Cellars 1999 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva is our special release of what I believe is a very delicious and complex wine. All the grapes for this blend are from hillsides in the Napa Valley. All three districts from which the grapes come are powerful growing areas that produce loads of rich, ripe fruity Cabernet Sauvignon. These distinctive varietal grape flavors combined with oak from the barrels produce exotic spice, maple syrup, blackberry, and tobacco aromas. By aging one extra year in the bottle the big tannins are supple and balanced. The 1999 Cafaro Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva is truly a wine for aging.
  Napa Valley Merlot
All of our wines come from our estate vineyard in the eastern hills just south of the Stags Leap appellation. Having an estate vineyard gives us complete control over every detail growing the grapes to enhance and improve the quality of our wines. The 2001 vintage is very accessible and ready to drink with a wide range of dishes. The flavors and aromas are forward and ripe without being overpowering -- a wine that goes with food. There is also a touch of cedar from the oak barrels. The combination of structure, depth and richness makes this 2001 Merlot drinkable now but it could easily age if you can wait. Please enjoy our 2001 Merlot with family and friends.
  Napa Valley Merlot
With the 2000 vintage we take one more step to completely estate grown grapes. The 2000 Merlot is very well balanced with strong Merlot aroma of tea and herbs. The 2000 vintage is very accessible and ready to drink with a wide range of dishes. The flavors and aromas are forward and ripe without being overpowering – a wine that goes with food. There is also a touch of cedar from the oak barrels. The combination of structure, depth and richness makes this 2000 Merlot drinkable now but it could easily age if you can wait. Please enjoy our 2000 Merlot with family and friends.
  Napa Valley Syrah
This is the second Syrah from Cafaro Cellars and is 100% estate grown grapes from our Cafaro Family Vineyard. Complete control over the growing and cultivation of the grapes gives us complete control over the wine style and quality of our wines. Many Syrah producers from France, Australia, and California blend a small amount of another grape to add complexity and length to the Syrah. We believe that Petit Verdot adds this complexity to our Syrah. We are very pleased and excited with our 2001 vintage Syrah. It is not only an exciting vintage but also showcases the high quality level and potential of our Cafaro Family Vineyard. The 2001 Cafaro Napa Valley Syrah is deep, rich, dark and very complex. At the same time it is elegant with balanced complexity to go with many dishes. The oak and grape tannins are in perfect harmony with the youthful Syrah aromas. The 2001 Syrah finishes long and multi-layered.

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