In 2009, we were blessed with another dry spring and beautiful temperate weather throughout the growing season. The few late showers of rain had little effect on our intensely flavored and elaborately ripe, yet balanced, fruit. Alcohol: 14.50%
The fruit aromas range from bright cherry to notes of blueberry and black currant. There are intricate hints of vanilla, violets, and clove. This wine is pure elegance on the palate. The silkiest of tannins coated by a lunch midpalate end with an ever-soft but lingering finish.
Our 134-acre estate lies in the heart of the Stags Leap District, the first viticultural area in the United States to be approved based on the distinctiveness of its soils. With 28 distinctive vineyard blocks showing an array of different aspects, soil types, clones, and rootstocks, our vineyard provides a diversity of flavors that are artfully blended to capture the holistic representation of our estate Cabernet Sauvignon.