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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Ladera Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Ladera Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
(search item no. 123714)
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PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $71.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Defined by elegance and power, the 2009 Ladera Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon reflects its mountain origins with its usual depth of color, aroma and flavors. . Explosive aromas of blackberry preserves, black cherries and ripe plum are complimented with hints of cassis, cinnamon and graphite. The complex palate is opulent and rich packed with ripe black fruits and fine integrated tannins that seamlessly flow to a long flavorful finish.
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About Ladera:

Ladera Vineyards is located in the Howell Mountain appellation of the Napa Valley at an elevation of 1800 feet. The winery was originally built in 1886 and is listed in the official book of ghost wineries of Napa Valley. The proprietors, the Stotesbery family, have completely restored the old stone building, returned it to its original intent as a gravity flow winery and added nearly 18,000 square feet of caves for barrel storage. In addition to the Howell Mountain Appellation Cabernet Sauvignon, Ladera also produces a vineyard-designated Cabernet called Lone Canyon Vineyard. Both wines express their hillside vineyard heritage and hence the mantra: hillside estate Cabernet.