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Vintage:   Wine:
2009 Clark-Claudon Estate Cabernet

Production Notes

Grape Source: 17 Acre, NV, Hillside, Estate, Certified Sustainable/Green
Varietal Content: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol Content: 14.4%
Aging: 2 years French Oak, 2 years Bottle; 70% new
Winemaking Team: Frederic Delivert & Jean Hoefliger
Vineyard Management: Tom Clark & Josh Clark; Clark Vineyard Management
GM & Marketing: Laurie Claudon
Photography/Special Projects: Briana Clark Forgie
Retail Price: $80
Production (cases): 500

2009 Clark-Claudon Estate Cabernet

IN THE WINERY

The vineyard was night harvested on 6 different dates to assure that the fruit from each elevation and exposure reached optimum ripeness. After triple sorting, only perfect berries remained to be cold soaked and then gently fermented for an extended time. As always, each harvest lot was treated separately, in essence creating 6 different wines.  These wines were then artistically blended, in just the right proportions, to produce this rare, 2009 Estate Cabernet.

Our goal is always to allow the terroir of Clark-Claudon Vineyards to speak through its wines. The 2009 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a perfect example of an expertly farmed, single, mountain side vineyard with fully expressed fruit.

It presents with dark hues and explosive ripe plum, strawberry and dark stone fruit. It then brings a beautiful mouth feel of full bodied texture, lingers with perfect balance and elegance while adding; floral notes, dry herbs and hints of cola to the abundant fruit. This exceptional wine follows with a long finish of dark chocolate, floral notes, spicy oak and plum liquor.

Consistently exciting

Bacchus & Beery Wine Blog
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Bacchus & Beery Wine Blog

A consistently exciting 100% Howell Mountain Estate Cabernet with intense red color and a bouquet of dark fruit, plum, black cherry, spice and saddle leather. The palate will be intrigued with flavors of blackberry, black cherry and dark spice. Solid yet approachable tannins with balanced acidity and a long finish of dark chocolate with hints of espresso. Give it an hour to open in the decanter for the full experience

Antonio Galloni's Review

Robert M. Parker's Wine Advocate # 204 Dec 2012
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Robert M. Parker's Wine Advocate # 204 Dec 2012

Plums, menthol and spices are some of the notes that emerge from Clark-Claudon’s 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon. This is an especially soft, supple Cabernet that appears best suited for drinking over the next few years. Sweet, silky tannins frame an attractive, floral-infused finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017.

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Photos by Briana Marie Photography