Cabernet Sauvignon

Albion | elizabethjohn


2009bottle1The 2010 growing season began with considerable winter rainfall, delaying bud break almost three weeks. The late spring and moderate summer months were complemented by the increased sun exposure of our hillside blocks above the morning fog, and our canopies weathered the extreme heat conditions of late August with minimal impact. Harvest concluded on October 27th, and the cooler vintage produced clusters with beautiful natural acidity and optimal phenological ripeness, proportionate with elegant tannins and intense fruit characteristics. Following natural fermentation it was abundantly clear that our young wine possessed the balance and intensity of a grand vin.

Appellation: Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley
Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Aging: 18 months (75% New French Oak)
Production: 300 Cases

Winemaker Tasting Notes: “A beautiful bouquet of black raspberry, rose petal, white pepper, and a distinctive acai black tea front leads to a concentrated mouth of black plum, currant, pomegranate, sweet tobacco, and cassis. The layers of complexity in the mid-palate are enhanced by the young, elegant tannins, delivering a harmonious finish of exceptional length.” – Marbue Marke (300 cases)