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2009 Promontory

  • 97 WA
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 422618-2009

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    The 2009 Promontory is a magnificent Bordeaux-styled red offering up notes of burning embers, scorched earth (not terribly dissimilar from a top Pessac-Leognan such as La Mission Haut-Brion), black fruits, loamy undertones of minerality, and hints of camphor and background oak. Dense, masculine, rich and full, this 2009 is built for the long-term, although for a 2009, the tannins are remarkably well-integrated, giving the wine definition and structure. This 2009 should age for 25+ years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    (97% cabernet sauvignon with 2% malbec and 2% petit verdot): Deep ruby-red. Blackcurrant and licorice aromas are complicated by musky notes of roasted earth, mocha, woodsmoke and smoky minerals. Tightly wound but offers terrific intensity and lift to its savory currant, mocha and mineral flavors. Not a particularly opulent style, as the wine's acids and substantial tannins have not yet come into full harmony.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Vinous | Rating: 94

    The 2009 Proprietary Red Blend dark, sumptuous and totally alluring. Smoke, licorice, new leather and tobacco wrap around a core of deep blue and black fruit. Mocha, espresso and cloves add shades of sepia-toned darkness on the expressive finish. The 2009 is one of the more obvious and powerful vintages for Promontory. Since then, the wines have increasingly shown more finesse.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Anonymous | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2019-2024
    Author: Aylward Justin
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Drink Dates: 2013-2038
    Author: Scott I

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 626 bottles owned
  • 165 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 165 collectors)