Carte Blanche Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
This is the very definition of a modern cult-style Napa Cabernet. It's extraordinarily rich and flavorful in blackberries, blueberries, cassis and chocolate, while the jacket of tannins is as soft and velvety as modern winemaking can achieve. It doesn't seem likely to age beyond 2015.
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon caresses the palate with deep layers of dark red fruit, rose petals, smoke and espresso. It is a bit more voluptuous and sexy than the 2008 in its sleek, polished personality. All of the elements flow gracefully to the huge, textured finish. The 2009 is 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019.
Rich and spicy, deep in plum- and currant-laced fruit, with touches of sage and licorice. Maintains its strength, while easing into a more supple ending. Denser, sturdier and more powerful than the Proprietary Red, which is Right Bank inspired. 400 cases made.