Our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with inviting wood aromas and cocoa on the nose, layered with black fruit and a touch of cola. The palate bursts with ripe blackberries, prunes, and boysenberries, brightened by delicate mint and warm oak spice. The tannins are firm but graceful, supporting the rich fruit through the long finish.
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This bottling presents the distinctive character of Napa Valley’s southern Coombsville AVA. The vines are meticulously hand-tended by Ignacio Delgadillo, Sr. The Coombsville vineyard is tucked along a small creek in rocky soils. The temperate conditions there promote a long growing season, creating grapes with rich aromatics and smooth tannins.
100% French oak; 60% new
Grapes were harvested in the cool early morning hours to ensure clusters arrived at the winery in perfect condition. After destemming, a whole-berry fermentation lasted 8 days. A gentle basket press separated wine from the skin cap, capturing nearly free run juice.