Growing Conditions

750 mL/sold out; 1.5L/contact winery This wine combines the harmony produced by traditional Bordelaise winemaking techniques with the voluptuousness of a great Napa Valley vintage. The 2009 vintage produced wonderful wines, both red and white, as the vintage came close to ideal, with steady, moderate temperatures throughout the growing season and no desiccating heat spikes. This vintage consists of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon with small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot.

Bottling

This wine was lightly fined with egg whites and bottled without filtration in February 2012.

Winemaking

As with all of our wines, it went through native yeast and malolactic fermentations. This wine combines the harmony produced by traditional Bordelaise winemaking techniques with the voluptuousness of a great Napa Valley vintage.

Aging

Aging on the fine lees incorporates the oak so that the two years spent in two-thirds new barrels (a mixture of French and American) is barely noticeable.