Indulge Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 - Magnum
This is the 1.5 L Magnum version of the Gold Medal winning 2009 Indulge Cabernet Sauvignon.
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GOLD MEDAL winner in the top class Cabernet section at the 2012 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition this outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon was Bill's indulgence in making yet another incredible Cabernet from our Dry Creek Valley fruit.
A deep rich dark 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.
Will drink well now or may be laid down for several years.
The bottle is a *“Trezzano”* Bordeaux style magnum designed by Bruni Glass of Milan, Italy. On one side of the bottle the names have been etched into the glass and highlighted in cherry red and white enamel. The WILLIAMSON WINES name has been etched and highlighted with actual gold. To crown this special package, the neck was dipped in cherry red wax.
All of this work was performed in the hands of expect craftsmen as is fitting of such a handcrafted wine. Only 48 of these unique magnums were produced. As a final step, they are personally numbered and signed by winemaker Bill Williamson. The bottles were sparged with nitrogen and then filled by hand.
The corks were fitted individually by hand, a process that insures each bottle is filled and sealed correctly. However, this step often results in a little wine being spilled on the cork, so if you remove the wax cap and see wine stain on the top of the cork, don’t worry, the cork is not leaking. 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.