About This Wine: This wine is only the 10th wine to be released in the highly limited Bin Series ...
A dense, dark, brooding wine of deep crimson color. Unmistakably Cabernet from a classic vintage year and a great follow-up wine to the highly regared previous vintages of Bin Cabernet Sauvignons. Intense, concentrated aromas of blackberry, black cherry and mocha combine with sweet cedary oak on the nose. The palate is dominated by ripe, juicy berry and black cherry fruit, followed by powerful but fine-grained tannins. Having undergone extended bottle maturation prior to release, the wine now shows impeccable balance of fruit and tannin. A complex wine that is incredibly long and lingering. This wine is destined to be a California classic, given another five to ten years of bottle maturation. Due to minimal winemaking intervention, it will develop a small amount of sediment over time.
Bin Series wines are created only in the greatest vintages, typically from Cabernet Sauvignon or Shiraz. Each Bin wine comes from specific barrels from specially made reserve lots. These barrels are painstakingly seleted by winemaker Mick Schroeter for their exceptional qualities. There have been eight Bin wines since the series’ inception in 1995. The wines are designated in sequential order, by vintage, and labeled in the unassuming Australian tradition of a laboratory-style label which designates the area, or bin, within the winery where the wines are aged.
The making of this wine incorporates the use of specialized techniques learned and developed by generations of Geyser Peak Winemakers. These techniques have their origins in some of the world’s most renowned wine producing regions and reflect the best of the modern ‘international winemaking culture.’ After selecting and blending the components, many of which come from some of Alexander Valley’s best hillside and benchland vineyards the resulting wine was matured in small French oak cooperage for 20 months. Whether cellared for posterity or enjoyed tonight Bin wines will intrigue and reward with their impressive structure, abundant fruit, and supple texture.