2003 Quixote Cabernet Sauvignon Release

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Spring is in the air here in the Stags Leap district, which means the bud-break of the 2008 crop is close.

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This is the last vintage of the Quixote Cabernet.

    Before we get immersed in a new growing season, though, we want to offer you the release of our 2003 Quixote Cabernet Sauvignon and 2003 Panza Cabernet Sauvignon.

"These wines, we believe, continue our goal of producing a Napa Valley cabernet meant to be savored with a meal, rich in their fruit profiles, but not so viscous they overwhelm the prime rib they are meant to compliment."

The Quixote version, as in years past, has the structure to reward a few more years in the bottle, its composition almost exclusively cabernet. The Panza version, on the other hand, is a rich blend that is immediately accessible.

"This is the last vintage of the Quixote Cabernet." Beginning with our 2004 release, we will produce only a Panza-labeled version.

In the meantime, we appreciate your support and continued interest in Quixote and look forward to seeing you here.

2003 QUIXOTE CABERNET SAUVIGNON ($60)

The 2003 Quixote Cabernet is an elegant, ruby-hued, full-bodied wine rich with spice notes and black fruit tones and hints of earth. It reflects a vintage Stags Leap effort with its soft mouth-feel and supple texture and has outstanding length and richness. The wine is a blend of 95 percent cabernet sauvignon and 5 percent merlot, soft enough to drink now, but with the structure for a few more years in the bottle.

2003 PANZA CABERNET SAUVIGNON ($40)

The 2003 Panza Cabernet is medium-bodied with aromas of black currant and mixed dark fruit. It hits the palate with a rush of dried herbs and soft elegant tannins. This is a wine expressing every corner of our vineyard, a blend of 76 percent cabernet sauvignon, 14 percent merlot, 7 percent petite verdot and 3 percent syrah.

Quixote Winery 6126 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558 / phone: 707-944-2659

http://www.quixotewinery.com / info@quixotewinery.com

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