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2009 Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Rector Creek Vineyard

2009 Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Rector Creek Vineyard

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Rector Creek Vineyard is located north of Yountville along the Silverado Trail. A unique climate, combined with Rector Creek’s rocky alluvial soils, creates excellent growing conditions for the vines. The 39-acre site is planted with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. The wines from this vineyard exhibit abundant dark red fruit characteristics including black raspberry, with hints of strawberry.



Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot; Cooperage: 100% French oak Chateau-style barrels (60 gallons); Age of Barrels: 100% new
Winemaker Notes
This is a wine with great density, bold tannins and voluptuous dark berry fruit. On the palate, the big tannins offer a framework for abundant blackberry and blueberry flavors, while undertones of espresso, cinnamon and tobacco leaf add to this wine’s full-bodied complexity. With decanting, the flavors are vivid and deep, highlighting the seductive blue fruit elements.
From our first Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc blocks to our final red-varietal Estate picks, our 2009 harvest spanned more than two months. Though the 2009 growing season presented certain challenges—from early shatter to late-season rain—a thoughtful response in the vineyards yielded smaller-than-normal crops of high-quality fruit. This response included aggressive leafing, an early thinning protocol and a heavy field sort to select only the most desirable grapes.
Other Notes
Released: September 2012

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Rector Creek Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 10 - October 29, 2009
24.6 Brix
0.55 g/100ml titratable acidity
18 Months in Barrel
10-12 days fermentation at 80°F
Bottling Date
July 2011
Alcohol %

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Héctor caballero
(Jan 2, 2013 at 3:21 PM)
Excelente, I live in México city , where i can fin your wine? Thnks

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