2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
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Release date: July17, 2012
Vineyards: 70% Alder Ridge Vineyard, Alderdale, WA and 30% Echo West Vineyard, Echo, OR
Tasting Notes: Bright garnet in color, this medium bodied Cabernet has aromas of black raspberry, licorice, sandalwood, smoke and vanilla. With moderate acidity and big firm tannins, this Cab has the ability to age well, up to 10 years.
Cabernet Facts: On the vine, the cabernet sauvignon grape is hardy with thick bluish black skin. This thick skin contributes to the grapes notoriously high tannin levels, which soften and smooth with aging. Wine producers are also fond of this particular grape because it can withstand rainfall and is resistant to disease. Pyrazine, found in cabernet sauvignon grapes, contribute to its notorious bell pepper aroma. These molecules are more prevalent, and hence the flavor is stronger, in under-ripened cabernet sauvignon grapes. Other noted aromas present in cabernet sauvignon wine include black currant, eucalyptus, mint, and tobacco. Cabernet Sauvignon also has fruit flavors present, including blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, plum and dried fruit essences.