Long Duck

2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

France: Languedoc-Roussillon

Offer Expired:Mar 24, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$16.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Just Duckie

Today’s wine is a easy drinking, austere wine that, for the price, really pleased our tasting panel. Lighter in style than other Languedoc wines that we’ve sampled, this wine shows the earthy terroir of the region.

Where California Cabernet is loaded with concentrated, dark fruits, this wine is more savory and earthy. This gives the wine a style that fans of Gamay or Mourvèdre would appreciate.

At less than $10, we suggest that you stock up on this easy-drinker.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Slightly opaque, with dark maroon hues at the edges, darkening to purple at the heart of the wine.

Smell:

Dark, stewed fruit of plum, black cherry, boysenberry, and dark dried cranberry. Underneath, black licorice and tomato stem.

Taste:

Dark, austere fruit of black cherry, stewed plum, dried cassis mixes with dried leaves and a hint of dark mineral.

Finish:

Austere and mild, with baked plum tart that gives way to a dark mineral chewiness.

Pairing:

Enjoy this wine with a grilled burger and garlic parmesan fries or a fresh from the oven pizza.

What the Winery Says

Tasting Notes

Ruby, red in color. The cold fermentation gives a rich concentration with intense dark fruit such as black currant. Long, lasting finish. A friendly version of Bordeaux wine.

Vinification

The grapes are directly destemmed. Traditional vinification takes place in stainless steel tank with careful temperature control, allowing us to obtain the best color and to extract the optimum amount of tannin.

Wine Specs

Varietals: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Age of the Vines: 15 Years old

Harvesting Period: Harvested by Hand at the end of September

Alcohol by Volume: 13.50 %

Total Acidity: 3.71 g/l.

PH: 3.61

Maturation: 6 months in concrete tanks

Production Area: Languedoc – South of France

About the Winery

Long Duck wine is made from grapes grown in France’s best value region of Languedoc. The region’s name is derived from the phrase langue d’oc or language of Occitane, the vernacular of its habitants in which “oc” means “yes.” Long Duck is estate-bottled with meticulous attention paid to every stage of vinification. From mealtime to party time, Long Duck can lead the way!

Offer Expired:Mar 24, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$16.00
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