Georges de Latour is the classic, original “Reserve” California wine, reflecting many decades of experience with some of Napa Valley’s most historic vineyards. This wine was aged for 21 months in oak. Hand-harvested fruit, whole berries, careful but vigorous extraction during fermentation, and gentle handling throughout the winemaking process yield a stunning wine for the ages.
The 2005 vintage of this extraordinary wine offers intense aromas of black fruits, mocha, toast, and briar. It is full-bodied, with rich, mouth-filling tannins and deeply concentrated black currant, vanilla, and anise flavors. This vintage will require seven to nine years of aging to reach maturity, yet tastes fine now — an excellent example of the vintage.