2009 Vintage Tasting Notes

 

The 2009 vintage saw cool temperatures during bloom and maturation, with two short heat spells in September.  The harvest began on September 21st and provided an exhilarating finish on October 20th after a record rainfall for October.

Aromas of black olive and minerals underlie more traditional notes of dark chocolate, cola and espresso.  Showing flavors of ripe blueberry, cassis and licorice, this age-worthy wine simultaneously offers a smooth finish and a slight grip of tannin at the close.

Varietals:
Cabernet Sauvignon 81%, Cabernet Franc 9%, Petit Verdot 6%, Merlot 3%, and Malbec 1%

Skin Contact:
20 Days

Barrel Aging:
17 Months in New French OakOur Aging Guideline Chart suggests: you can continue to hold this wine.

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