2003 Justin Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Aggressively pruning the vines helps focus the plants stored carbohydrates on promoting strong early growth in shoots. When shoots reach around 6 to 8 inches, we remove any growth not intentionally left at pruning. To help intensify color, ripen tannins and maintain healthy vines, we increased sun exposure and air circulation by removing laterals and creating a tunnel through the middle of the canopy. In May, we removed smaller fruit bearing shoots that might have had difficulty ripening their cl...
Vintage ChartRating for United States-California: 92 (slightly better than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: unpredictable<br/>