2009 Avril Taylor
Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

THE INAUGURAL VINTAGE

Appellation: Napa Valley
Blend: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot
Elevage: 90% New French Oak, 20 months
Production: 100 Cases
Alcohol: 14.4%
Release Date: November 2014

 

OUR NOTES ON THE 2009

Winter 2018
If you tasted our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon in a blind tasting, you might think it came from Bordeaux. This wine has lots of personality, depth, and complexity. The profile of this wine contains defined notes of black cherry, pomegranate, cranberry, cassis, and dried maraschino cherry. Earthy tones also resonate on the palate. Since this wine is still holding onto a bright fruit profile, we anticipate that it will continue to drink well for another 7-10 years.

Release November 2014
We purposefully delayed the release of our first vintage due to the amount of tannins in this particular year. Upon release, this wine needed to be decanted for 30-45 minutes to thoroughly enjoy the wine and to see its layers and complexity unravel. This wine has a lot of personality, and upon release, it needed time to open up. 


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