The 2005 vintage began with an unusually wet and cool spring. August brought heat and a cool autumn followed. Harvest was completed just before Thanksgiving, one of the longest harvests on record. The 2005 vintage shows exceptional quality, and we expect it will be one of the best of the decade.
Blend: 68% Zinfandel, 21% Syrah, 3% Petite Sirah, 3% Charbono, 2% Lagrein, 1% Valdiguie, 1% Grenache, 1% Tempranillo. There are eight different varietals present in the 2005 Beauzeaux Red Wine, and each requires its own combination of soil, climate and conditions. We sourced our grapes from a variety of regions in California to make the best blend. The Central Coast vineyards produce a striking minerality, while the North Coast vineyards provide dark fruit flavors and a touch of spice. We included fruit from these areas in the 2005 Beauzeaux.