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Winemaker's Notes:
Alcohol
14.6% by volume
Fermentation
indigenous yeast
Harvest date
Sept. 19 - Oct. 20, 2009
Sugar
25 degrees Brix
Bottling date
July 11, 2011
Release Date
January 1, 2013
Total acid
5.9 g/L
pH
3.57
Time in oak
21 months
Type of oak
French oak
Blend
94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc

2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

The Wine: We fermented the grapes using only yeasts that naturally occur on the grapes and allowed the wine to gain avors and color from extended skin contact. Each lot is aged separately for several months, and then blended to create a wine that is more complex than the individual parts. After blending, the wine spent another year and half in barrel to completely harmonize before bottling. This Cabernet is packed with rich aromas of black cherry, black licorice, and a hint of roasted coffee. Its full body and smooth tannins make it the perfect partner with grilled steak, rack of lamb, or roasted duck.

Vintage: For the third year in a row, Napa Valley received only two-thirds of its average rainfall, which reduced crop levels somewhat in 2009. Spring was essentially frost-free, and a relatively cool summer with no drastic heat surges brought smooth, even grape development. Just before harvest a few days of heat insured perfect ripeness when we picked.

Vineyard: Our Yountville Vineyard is in the heart of our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, with our Rutherford and Calistoga vineyards rounding out the blend. We farm all of our vineyards naturally, without artificial pesticides or herbicides, and they are certified organic and Biodynamic. The result is a full-bodied, elegant Cabernet Sauvignon with pure flavors and a pronounced sense of place.

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2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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