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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Eberle Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Eberle Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
(search item no. 112157)

PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $15.97

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The colors and aromatics from the 2009 vintage are exceptional and the result of a stellar growing and ripening season. Remarkably well-balanced, displaying concentrated fruit, intense flavor profiles and vivid color extraction. Approachable and enjoyable in its youth, lush with flavors of wild berries, cassis and moderate tannins. One of the best vintages from the Paso Robles Appellation yet!

Layers of Cabernet fruit exuding rich flavors of currant and dark berries with a firm structure of tannins are bound to be complemented by a variety of favorite dishes including braised lamb shanks with rosemary, roasted duck, or a juicy rib-eye steak with a dollop of blue cheese.

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About Eberle Winery:

Gary Eberle has been producing wines since 1973 and is considered a "founder father" of the Paso Robles appellation. Eberle's desire to produce small-production premium wines led him to establish his own winery and in the spring of 1984, the Eberle Winery opened its doors to the public, selling a 1979 Eberle Cabernet Sauvignon. Along with his passion for Cabernet Sauvignon, Eberle produced one of the first 100% varietal Syrahs in California and has taken advantage of the region's Zinfandel plantings. Though still a boutique-sized winery, Eberle's portfolio includes Chardonnay, Muscat Canelli, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sryah and Zinfandel. All of the wines are vineyards designated in an effort to truly express the regional terrior and personality of the vineyards in the Paso Robles appellation.

In 1994, Eberle was seeking additional space for the red wine program and decided to go underground, where today 16,000 square feet of underground caves wind themselves below the winery.