2009 Wurtele Estate Cabernet
Vineyard: The Wurtele Vineyard (pronounced wer-tul), was planted in 1990 by Raymond family was purchased by Angus and Margaret Wurtele in 1995. The vineyard, which sits at elevations between 600 to1000 feet, exudes variations of slope, aspect, and soil. Much like a compass rose, the vineyard is comprised of multiple exposure points that span a full 360 degrees around a central knoll. Though planted exclusively to clone 7 Cabernet Sauvignon, these exposures yield variety in vine orientation and tannin intensity, all of which lend to the unique characteristics of the wine.
Tasting: Brambly fruit and toasty spice characters stand out on the nose. The balanced palate shows bright ripe fruits, kirsch cherries and blackberries, followed by a lush rich midpalate and long lingering tannins.
318 cases bottled unfined & unfiltered on August 11, 2011 (Sent to Wine Club October 2012)
Aging: 2015 - 2023