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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Conn Creek Herrick Red Blend 2009
Conn Creek Herrick Red Blend 2009
(search item no. 121290)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Black Currant, tamarind, dark chocolate, Herbes de Provence and licorice aromas set the background for the full ripe berry and dark plum flavors. The medium bodied tannins provide structure and texture to the juicy, wild blackberry flavors. The finish suggests cocoa powder followed by generous measures of unctuous fruit, cinnamon and sage.

Pair with grilled skirt steak with caramelized onion relish, or Argentine-style beef empanadas.

Blend: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Syrah, 8% Malbec, 2% Merlot, 2% Primitivo

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About Conn Creek Winery:

Conn Creek was founded in 1973 and immediately established itself as one of Napa Valley's premier Cabernet houses with the release of its 1974 Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery name comes from its location, next to Conn Creek near the Rutherford Crossroad that connects the Silverado Trail with Highway 29. Conn Creek specializes in limited production Bordeaux varietal wines exclusively from Napa Valley’s best vineyards. Present production remains at fewer than 6500 case per year.