Harvest Date October 12
Growing Season 2009 began with an abundance of spring rain followed by mild, steady summer temperatures that set the stage for nearly ideal growing conditions. The well-set fruit ripened slowly allowing for an excellent balance of sugars and acids to develop. The resulting wines can be characterized as elegant and rich with profound depth and structure.
Fermented in small, closed-top stainless steel fermentors with indigenous yeasts
5-day cold soak, 28 days total maceration
Native malolactic fermentation in barrels
Aged 20 months in small French oak barrels; 100% new
Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Unblended, unfined and unfiltered; bottled June 2011