2001 Wurtele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5 L
Terra Valentine produces wines with mountain intensity and balance that express the character of the Spring Mountain District appellation, the vineyards and the passion of the winemaking team. Terra, the Latin word for “land,” acknowledges the importance of hillside soil in the mountain wines. Valentine honors Owner Angus Wurtele’s father, Valentine Wurtele. Winemaker Sam Baxter appreciates the importance of balance in the creation of mountain wines. Through the use of fully- automated sealed punch-down tanks, we are able to extract better tannins.
The 2001 harvest at the Wurtele Vineyard is one of the best in our most recent history. The extended growing season nurtured the vines at an ideal temperature providing perfect ripeness of the Cabernet Sauvignon. The two vineyard blocks selected for the 2001 Wurtele Vineyard, achieved an extra two weeks of ripening enhancing the full natural fl avors of dark fruit, and bittersweet chocolate.
Aromas: The nose opens with notes of black currant and cassis followed by subtle hints of mint, anise, black spice and dark earthy chocolate tones backed by huge black jammy fruits.
Mouth: Dense core of black ripe fruits on the palate with big body and mouth-fi lling rich fruit tannins. The long and intense fi nish is accentuated by fl avors of dark bittersweet chocolate and espresso crema.
100% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
95 Points~ The Wine News
93 Points~ The Wine Enthusiast