2009 Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5 L
2009 was an amazing year in the Napa Valley, with no real frost threat, spring rains for the vineyard, and a long, balanced summer. With only a couple of days over 100 degrees, the vines grew happily and produced excellent grapes. This was the first harvest we worked in our own (new) winery, which allowed us to bring in each block at optimal ripeness, and to control all the winemaking from start to finish. This marks the beginning of our wines being Estate Grown, Produced & Bottled.
Winemaker's Notes: Our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon has bright cassis and strawberry fruit complex aromas of cedar and wild mushrooms, with hints of vanilla and tobacco. The rich body has flavors of plum, berries and cassis rounded out by hints of oak and spice, and the fruit and spice are carried by silky tannins though the long finish. - Duane Dappen