2009 Sonoma Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Mountain
Inky and opaque.
Cassis, cedar, graphite, toast, licorice, and dark fruit compote.
Lots of blackberry and licorice caressed in toasty oak. Very clear Cabernet varietal character. Deep and intense.
Mouth filling and tooth staining! Rich and powerful, this is still quite youthful. The fruit core is delicious, and tannins are finely grained and still very much alive. This is an epic mountain-grown Cab with another decade plus of potential.
Meaty meals might be the best solution to melt some of the richness and tannins. Hard to argue with a grilled piece of beef or lamb with rosemary in the rub.
What the Winery Says
- Vineyard Source:
- Laurel Glen Estate, Sonoma Mountain AVA
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- David Ramey & Patrick Campbell
- 94 points Wine Enthusiast