FORGERON CELLARS

2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

COLUMBIA VALLEY

With a Cabernet Sauvignon this incredible, the next step is deciding what food to pair it with! The blackberry, plum and black cherry flavors would complement a juicy grilled steak or braised lamb shank perfectly. Both choices are equally amazing!

$35 ($29.75)
CELLAR NOTES
  • Alcohol 14.4% % by volume
  • Aged 5 months
  • pH 3.79
  • TA .59 g/100mL
  • Barrel Program 100% French Oak: 30% new, 70% neutral
  • Bottled Date April 2012
  • Released Date August 2012
  • Production 397 cases

In the vineyard

Spring brought cool temperatures and high winds leading to late bud break and a small quantity of fruit set. The very hot, dry Summer accelerated sugars ripening. Most grapes were picked by early October, earlier than generally practiced in the past 15 years.

 

Cabernet Sauvignon: 58% Dionysus Vineyard (Columbia Valley); 24% Alder Ridge Vineyard (Horse Heaven Hills); 16% Pepper Bridge Vineyard (Walla Walla Valley)

 

Cabernet Franc: 100% Weinbau Vineyard (Wahluke Slope)

 

Malbec: 100% StoneTree Vineyard (Wahluke Slope)

 

Appellation Columbia Valley

In the cellar

The weather conditions that existed in 2009 revealed a Cabernet Sauvignon with saturated color, tannin and rock-imbued extractives. Even with the delicious fruit and grit of a ripe year, this wine remains perfumed and silky with an amazing density and great balance.

 

Varietal 89% CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 6% CABERNET FRANC, 5% MALBEC

In the glass

Density and great balance all the way through the long, dark, cherry-tinged finish.

 

NOSE: rasberry, dark chocolate, vanilla bean, cherry

 

MOUTH: blackberry, plum, black cherry

 

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: juicy grilled rib-eye steak or braised lamb shank

 

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