2005 Cuvee Maggie Claret
Alder Springs Vineyard
Wild strawberries, raspberries, and nutmeg combine with violets, sandalwood, and rose petals on the nose that lead to a mouthfilling attack and middle palate of incense cedar, spicy currant, cherries, creamy cassis, and plaintains that go deep in the finish. This wine exhibits excellent balance and integrated tannins. Drink now to 2015. 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc. 150 cases produced.

2005 UltraViolet (Claret)
Alder Springs Vineyard
Our proprietary claret introduces itself with a perfume of spice, wild blackberry, blueberry, mint and cinnamon that explodes on the palate into deep dark blackberry, vanilla, and creme de cassis. Elegant yet plush, this wine strikes a fine balance with satisfying depth and a long, persistent finish. Drink now to 2017. 65% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc. 125 cases produced.

2005 Cabernet Franc
Alder Springs Vineyard
Classic Cabernet aromas of dark fruits and graphite imbued with violets, cherries, white pepper, cocoa spice, and floral berries increase with each swirl of the glass. Chewy, floral, deep black fruits with notes of vanilla and cloves saturate the palate. Firm well-integrated tannins point to serious aging potential. Drink now to 2017. 100% Cabernet Franc. 125 cases produced.

2005 Syrah
Alder Springs Vineyard
This highly perfumed Syrah wafts varietal aromas of licorice, mint, tar, meat and olives that follow through on a smooth attack. Pure palate-staining dark Syrah fruit, cacao, graphite, black sesame, and tar on the middle palate culminate in a firm creamy finish. With time in the glass, this elegant beast reveals an underlying savage quality and exhibits good persistence and length. Drink now to 2015. 100% Syrah. 140 cases produced.


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Violet-Green Winery
PO Box 165 Bayside, CA 95524 | Tel/Fax: 707.445.8679 | Email: wine@violetgreenwinery.com