Vintage 2009
Wine Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Region Rutherford
Winemaker Jeffrey Stambor

This 100-percent Cabernet Sauvignon wine demonstrates the complex flavors achieved by blending vineyard sub-blocks of one grape varietal. Clonal selection, trellising, sun exposure, mesoclimates and soils influence the layers of nuance in this elegant wine’s aromas and flavors. Its deep, briary blackberry and cassis flavors are supported by brawny tannins, while cocoa and sweet oak spices weave through the ripe fruit expression. Although the integrated tannins assure immediate enjoyment, you’ll find that this Cabernet Sauvignon becomes even more complex with bottle aging.

Vineyard Note

We selected the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from our Beaulieu Vineyard Ranch No. 2 in Napa Valley’s famous Rutherford AVA. The Cabernet Sauvignon blocks were replanted in the late 1980s and early 1990s to clones 4, 6, 7 and 5197. All of the clones are budded to one phylloxera-resistant rootstock, 03916. Several trellising methods are employed for optimal sun exposure on the fruit, including vertical shoot positioning, lyre and Geneva Double Curtain. The alluvial loam soils vary according to slope on the Rutherford Bench, with the deepest, most gravelly soils nearest the Mayacamas Mountains.