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2009

SONOMA COUNTY

Wedding Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon

First planted to Martha's Vineyard clone Cabernet in 1973, the Wedding Vineyard covers eleven gently sloping acres (up to 15 degrees, oriented south-west) on our Mountain Estate at an elevation of 1,200 feet. Approximately nine acres were replanted in 2002 under the careful guidance of David Abreu: seven blocks of Cabernet (clone 337 and Martha's Vineyard clone), one block of Petit Verdot (clone 400) and one block of Cabernet Franc (clone 327). (read more about the vineyard)

Tasting Notes

Blackberry, cedar, blueberry, cocoa powder, candied violet, cardamom sprice emanate from the glass. This wine explodes with full big chewy flavors of black cherry, dark chocolate, and plum. Fabulous cedar, pencil shavings mingle with brambly fresh black fruits and underlying wet stone and forest floor flavors that undeniably pinpoint this wine's ultimate mountain terroir. The 2009 Wedding Vineyard will age extremely well and will improve over the next 10-15 years.

- Whitney Fisher, Winemaker

Production Notes

  • 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc
  • Racked off primary lees only once, conserving aromatics and phenolics
  • Aged sur lees 21 months in 100% new French oak barrels
  • Bottles unfined and unfiltered

Bottle Date: July 2011
Cases Produced: 420

Vintages Produced

1991   1992   1993   1994   1995   1996   1997   1999   2000   2001   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014

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