Indulge Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
A brand new Cabernet Sauvignon from our Dry Creek Valley 2008 vintage.
Indulge is our Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon fruit from Dry Creek Valley blended with a small quantity of mountain Cabernet Sauvignon fruit. The slight variances in climate, soil, etc., or more specifically terroir, produce a softer more mouth-filling wine but maintains the typical Cabernet flavor characteristics.
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In the glass a deep rich plum color which carries the same rich plum with a hint of tobacco to the nose. An exciting mouthful of peppered plum with hints of caramel, tobacco, black liquorice and toffee ending in a well rounded while still robust tannin finish.
Cases produced = 300. No allergens were used in the making of this wine.
This 2009 year provided lush, beautiful grapes for great wine. Late spring rains delayed irrigation needs and the warm spell in June helped curtail excessive canopy development. With only 4 days of 100°F plus reduced demand for water in a year when rainfall was little more than two-thirds of normal for the third year in a row, the timing of the precipitation was on the vine's side. Couple that with the lack of frost and the mild, relatively cool growing season, Mother Nature managed to have it all work in unison to give vines and grapes the best scenario possible.
French Oak for 22 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.