2006 Wurtele Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5 L
Vineyard Notes: The Wurtele Vineyard (pronounced wer-tul), plantedin the early 1990's, is compromised of 35 acres planted to 100% clone 7 cabernet sauvignon, ranging in elevations from 450 to 1,000 feet with 360 degrees of sun exposure and rocky, well-drained soil consisting primarily of volcanic and sedimentary.
Winemaking Notes: The 2006 Wurtele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is made from two distinct and designated blocks (I&J) on top of the Wurtele Vineyard. The grapes were harvested in mid to late-October. The clusters were hand-sorted, followed by additional sorting of the must. Fermentation and extended maceration occurred over a 32-day period. Free run was kept separate from press juice and put into French oak barrels, 45% new and 55% once used. The wine was aged for 22 months, then bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: This wine hums with bittersweet cocoa, rich dark chocolate and chocolate-covered blueberries. Deep, ripened black fruits, brambly blackberries, cherry alond and creme de cassis fold together to complete the nose. Subdued, but present tobacco-box spice and sweet oak coats the whole mouth, while polished tannins form the even, consistent finish that makes this one of our most concentrated Wurtele Cabernet Sauvignons to date. Estimated maturity: 2016-2021
Cases Produced: 1,600 6-pack cases
Release Date: October 1, 2009
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation Napa Valley
Alcohol % 14.9
Wine Enthusiast 94