2009 Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Rector Creek Vineyard

2009 Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Rector Creek Vineyard

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The wines from this vineyard exhibit abundant dark red fruit characteristics including black raspberry, with hints of strawberry.



Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot Cooperage 100% French oak Chateau-style barrels (60 gallons) Barrel Aging: 18 months Age of Barrels: 100% new
Winemaker Notes
This is a wine with great density, bold tannins and voluptuous dark berry fruit. On the palate, the big tannins offer a framework for abundant blackberry and blueberry flavors, while undertones of espresso, cinnamon and tobacco leaf add to this wine’s full-bodied complexity. With decanting, the flavors are vivid and deep, highlighting the seductive blue fruit elements.
From our first Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc blocks to our final red-varietal Estate picks, our 2009 harvest spanned more than two months. Though the 2009 growing season presented certain challenges—from early shatter to late-season rain—a thoughtful response in the vineyards yielded smaller-than-normal crops of high-quality fruit. This response included aggressive leafing, an early thinning protocol and a heavy field sort to select only the most desirable grapes.
Other Notes
Release Date: September 2012

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Rector Creek Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 10 - October 29, 2009
24.6 Brix
.55 g/100ml titratable acidity
10-12 days fermentation at 80°F
Bottling Date
Bottled: July 2011
Alcohol %

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(Jan 2, 2013 at 3:21 PM)
Excelente, I live in México city , where i can fin your wine? Thnks

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