2009 - Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon

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Our Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in Stags Leap District and Coombsville define classic Napa Valley. This time-honored blend delivers a balanced structure and velvety texture.

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Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage Notes Compare the nearly thirty days of intense frost from spring 2008 to the fewer than five frost incidents in 2009, the start to the vintage was much less eventful for growers who were able to sleep nights not worrying about the threat of frost. Late spring rains delayed irrigation needs, and the warm spell in June helped curtail excessive canopy development. The nearly 14 days of 100°F plus temperatures that mark a typical growing season, 2009 counted perhaps only four or five overall, helping to reduce demand for water when the resource was relatively scarce. Tasting Notes Lovely dark red color. Ripe black cherry, earth and dried herb aromas. Medium- to full-bodied with dense fruit and oak flavors. Our version of classic Napa Cab.
  • Varietal 89% Cabernet Sauvignon
    6% Merlot
    3% Petit Verdot
    2% Cabernet Franc
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • Vineyard 48% Mt George Vineyard (Estate)
    47% Silverado Vineyard (Estate)
    5% Oakville Station
  • Harvest Info September 9 - October 12, 2009
    24.2° Brix
  • Skin Contact 20 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 47% new oak
    New oak profile: 98% French, 2% American
    Overall oak profile: 96% French, 4% American
  • Analysis 14.5% Alcohol
    5.30 g/L TA
    3.77 pH
    Bottled August 2011
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