The 2009 Vintage: The growing season was favorable while an early freeze mid-October delayed harvest, resulting in grapes having higher acid levels and lower sugars.
The Wine: This is our very approachable Bordeaux-style blend designed to offer early pleasure and smooth drinking for those who want wines that simply provide pleasure.
Date of Harvest: 9/29 to 10/28, 2009
Brix at Harvest: 24.8 (Average) pH: 3.72
Alcohol: 13.9 %
Varietal mix: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33 % Merlot, 12 % Syrah, 5 % Tempranillo
Type of oak: 20 % French, 80 % American
Cases produced: 1,018
Bottling Date: 9/28/2011