||18 Acre Family Vineyard, NV, Hillside, Estate, Certified Sustainable/Green
||88.5% Estate Cabernet, 11.5% Estate Petit Verdot
||20 months French Oak; 75% new
||Frederic Delivert & Jean Hoefliger
||Tom Clark & Josh Clark; Clark Vineyard Management
|GM & Marketing:
||Briana Clark Forgie
||385 (3 pack)
Eternity, from generation to generation; tradition, heritage, passion and innovation, that is the stuff of excellence.
IN THE VINEYARD
2009 was a year that produced ripe, rich Cabernet with profound structure. In addition, our Petit Verdot came on line with wildly delicious depth. It was a year that presented amazing fruit for equally amazing options.
IN THE WINERY
The 2009 Eternity reflects the collaboration of two master winemakers; Frederic Delivert and Jean Hoefliger. Together they combined their artistic talents with humor, heart and noticeable testosterone, to finesse a wine with exceptional power and grace. Given the high quality of the vintage, Frederic and Jean selected their favorite barrels to launch the Bordeaux blend, Eternity; our Inaugural Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.
WINE MAKER NOTES
The 2009 Eternity speaks of heritage from its dark inky color and purple rim to its beautifully complex nose. Breathe deeply to find layers of jammy blackberry, ripe plum, grenadine, dark chocolate, coffee beans, black pepper and violets balanced nicely with spicy vanilla, & cedar.
You might want to just stop there and linger…but, this big soft full bodied wine will coat your mouth with crème de cassis, violets and blueberry cream within a big frame of sweet chewy tannins. Enjoy through a long cassis and blackberry finish with notes of violets, sweet oak and graphite. And then… take another luscious sip.
Robert M. Parker's Wine Advocate # 204 Dec 2012
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Eternity is quite a bit richer and weightier than the straight bottling. Plums, cassis, camphor, spices and graphite all flow effortlessly in this medium to full-bodied wine. There is plenty of stuffing in the glass, which suggests the 2009 will continue to deliver considerable pleasure for a number of years. The addition of 11.5% Petit Verdot is felt in the gravitas and sheer density of the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2027.
With elaborate oak, concentrated fruit, dense tannins and exquisite balance, this tiny production Cabernet—the winery’s first-ever reserve—demands to be cellared. It’s completely dry and rich in blackberries, black currants, baking chocolate, anise and minerals. It feels dramatic from the start, like the opening notes of a great symphony or rock song. Cellar it for at least eight years, and it could age well beyond that. — S.H.