Embark on a vinous journey with the 2017 Cain Vineyards Cain Five, a quintessential expression of the renowned Spring Mountain District in Napa Valley. This Bordeaux-style blend meticulously crafted from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot unveils the artistry of Cain Vineyards’ winemaking legacy.
In the glass, the deep ruby hue foretells the wine’s complexity, inviting you to explore its rich tapestry of aromas. Red and black fruits dance harmoniously with notes of cedar, tobacco, and a subtle hint of violet, creating an olfactory symphony that sets the stage for what unfolds on the palate.
The 2017 Cain Five is a harmonious fusion of power and finesse. Bold flavors of blackberry, cassis, and plum intermingle with layers of dark chocolate and anise, showcasing the depth derived from its mountain terroir. The structured tannins provide a solid backbone, promising age-worthiness and a lingering finish that resonates with elegance.
This vintage embodies the ethos of Cain Vineyards, where meticulous vineyard management and a dedication to organic and biodynamic practices converge to create wines of exceptional character. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future indulgence, the 2017 Cain Five is an invitation to savor the essence of Spring Mountain in every sip, an embodiment of the vineyard’s soul and the winemaker’s passion.
The History of Cain Vineyards – ‘Cain Five’
Cain Vineyards, nestled in the heart of the Napa Valley, has a rich and storied history dating back several decades. It all began in 1980 when Joyce and Jerry Cain, driven by their passion for winemaking, purchased a rugged property on Spring Mountain. With a vision to create exceptional wines that showcase the unique terroir of their vineyards, the Cains embarked on an extraordinary journey that would eventually give birth to their flagship wine, Cain Five.
The composition of Cain Five, the crown jewel of Cain Vineyards, is a true testament to their commitment to crafting exceptional Bordeaux-style blends. The wine is meticulously crafted using a precise blend of the five classic Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. Each varietal contributes its unique characteristics, resulting in a wine of remarkable complexity, balance, and elegance.
The blending process at Cain Vineyards is a meticulous art, where each varietal is vinified separately to preserve its unique characteristics. After aging in French oak barrels, the individual varietal lots are carefully evaluated and selected for inclusion in the final blend. This meticulous approach ensures that Cain Five represents the pinnacle of craftsmanship and reflects the best expression of their Spring Mountain terroir.
Over the years, Cain Five has gained a stellar reputation among wine enthusiasts and critics alike. Its consistent high-quality and age-worthiness have garnered widespread acclaim and numerous accolades. Wine lovers appreciate the wine’s harmonious integration of the Bordeaux varietals, its vibrant fruit flavors, refined tannins, and a graceful aging potential that allows the wine to evolve and develop additional complexities with time.
Cain Vineyards’ dedication to sustainable viticulture practices further enhances the quality and authenticity of Cain Five. The vineyards are managed with great care, emphasizing biodiversity, soil health, and a holistic approach to grape growing. This commitment to sustainability ensures the preservation of their vineyards for future generations and underscores their respect for the land.