Seduce Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

The wine is extremely food friendly and will enhance your pleasure from a thick New York steak with a garlic, Gorgonzola or Béarnaise sauce

Note:  We also produced a limited number of Seduce 2009 in etched 1.5L magnums.


Tasting Notes

One sniff of this Seduce and you are exclaiming “What a great Cab!” The wine shows soft pine cigar box and clove on the nose.  A complete spice-box in the mouth it combines dark fruit and soft toffee on the palate and just a hint of “dry creek dust” in the center.
Smooth structured mouth feel and velvety tannins are proof of the superior structure.  This wine is elegantly complex, with a structure and balance supporting the entire taste spectrum. 


Production Notes

Production = 448 cases. No allergens were used in the making of this wine.


Winemaker Notes

Because it is relatively late ripening, Cabernet Sauvignon needs a warm, dry environment to ripen fully. Here in Northern California we have made some great, ultra-ripe Cabernet deliberately made from grapes that are so ripe that the levels of tannin and alcohol are virtually unnoticeable.

Today we have developed an understanding of the precise characteristics of various areas within Napa and Sonoma and how to grow Cabernet Sauvignon to best advantage. Much of the Napa Valley, other the far southern end, is particularly well suited to super-ripe Cabernet that has the ability to age. By including some of the hotter parts of Sonoma County, in particular Dry Creek Valley we produce a complex new-world Cabernet Sauvignon.


Cooperage Notes

French Oak for 22 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.


StyleRed Bordeaux
AppellationDry Creek Valley
VarietalCabernet Sauvignon
PairingBlue Cheese and Honey
Alcohol14.50%
Bottle750ml
Bottled2012-07-20
Drinkable2012 - 2016