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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Gordon Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Gordon Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
(search item no. 119251)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $23.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This big, bold Cab practically leaps from the glass with enticing aromas of cassis, anise, hay, blackberry and dark chocolate along with a delicious smokiness. To the palate, the wine is firm and concentrated with robust flavors of leather, raspberry and chocolate. As air is introduced into the mouthful of wine, one experiences the headiness of a cigar box. The finish is long and smooth with a lingering hint of dried fig, tobacco and chocolate.

Pair this wine with a sumptuous ribeye steak, maybe with a blue cheese and herb compound butter. Bring out your best dark chocolates for dessert!

Blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 1% Syrah

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About Gordon Brothers Cellars:

The Gordon Brothers vineyards were established in 1980. They have planted a total of 95 acres, consisting of 25 acres of Chardonnay, 21 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 acres of Merlot, 15 acres of Syrah, 14 acres of Sauvignon Blanc, and one acre of Gewurztraminer. The vineyards lie on a perfectly oriented south-facing slope ranging from an elevation of 600 to 682 feet above sea level, on the Snake River just above Ice Harbor Dam and the confluence of the Snake and Columbia Rivers in southeastern Washington. These mature vines are proving that the Gordon Brothers vineyard has a singular, superior micro-climate. Superb air drainage and all the favorable effects of river sites for grape growing are only two of the reasons that these are some of the most sought-after grapes and wines in the Northwest.