Deep ruby. Intense aromas of cassis, blackberry, pipe tobacco, candied licorice, rose and graphite: very cabernet and very fresh. Concentrated, broad and vibrant, with pure dark berry flavors complicated by vanilla, anise and cocoa powder. This seamless, sweet cabernet finishes with supple, harmonious tannins and notes of fruitcake and cracked pepper.
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: May/June 2012
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Bedrock Vineyard impresses for its elegance and class. Blackberries, cassis, leather, cedar and tobacco are woven together beautifully in this nuanced Cabernet Sauvignon. The essence of crushed rocks, violets and licorice wrap around the insistent finish. Sweet floral notes add layers of aromatic brightness on the close. In 2009 the blend includes 9% of co-fermented Petit Verdot.