|2009 Brandlin Cabernet Sauvignon||90.00||72.00|
2009 Brandlin Cabernet Sauvignon
Rugged, isolated…the historic Brandlin Vineyard is located on a Mount Veeder ridge line overlooking Napa Valley. In the 1870’s, the Brandlins settled on these steep, rocky slopes becoming grape growing pioneers in the region. In 1926, with over 50 years experience, they staked their claim to the 170-acre ranch. This noble site remains home to many of its original vines and Chester Brandlin himself. Brandlin Vineyard’s sustainable viticultural practices also support plant and wildlife bio-diversity in the vineyard as well as the surrounding 132 acres of native oak trees and other indigenous vegetation.
A temperate season for Cabernet Sauvignons, the 2009 is rife with dark black cherry and blackberry fruit paired with sweet hints of sandalwood, persimmon, fig and cola. On the palate, the wine offers currant and boysenberry fruit with notes of mocha coffee and black tea. Like all the other Brandlin Cabs, this wine is full-bodied, with powerful tannins that should serve it well in the ageing department, and are softened enough to be approachable while the fruit is still fresh.
(Dec 29, 2009 at 2:11 PM)