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2005 Shining Hill

“Aromas of cherry and boysenberry are joined by a bit of cedar and clove on the nose of this approachable wine, which bursts with red fruit flavors, and ends with a silky, smooth, lingering finish.”

– Marcus Notaro, Winemaker


The 2005 growing season started cool, followed by 90+ degree days in July and early August. A temperature drop in late summer cooled the vineyards and allowed the grapes extra hang time to enhance flavor development. Harvest commenced as one of the earliest on record, and moderate weather conditions during harvest contributed to mature fruit with intense flavor, good sugar development, and high natural acidity across red varietals.


  • 58% Merlot
  • 23% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 16% Syrah
  • 3% Petit Verdot