Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
Moon Mountain Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Moon Mountain Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 96508)

PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $31.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A Bordeaux-style blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot, 2% Malbec, and 1% Petit Verdot.

This boldly flavored Cabernet Sauvignon is rich in mountain-blackberry and ripe-currant flavors accented by hints of wild Sonoma sage, cedar and roasted coffee. Pair this wine with rich foods such as grilled filet mignon, roast rack of lamb and hard, aged cheeses.

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About Moon Mountain Vineyard :

High in the Mayacamas Mountains on the western side of Mt. Veeder, more than 1,000 feet above the Sonoma Valley, Moon Mountain Vineyard offers some of the most difficult winegrowing conditions in California. The steep south-facing slopes, punctuated by volcanic rock outcroppings, consist of thin, well-drained soils derived from volcanic ash and lava. Situated well above the fog line, the vineyard receives generous sunshine late into the afternoon. This combination of frugal soils and warm, sunny microclimate stresses the vines to produce rich rewards: small crops of superbly concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes.

Organic farming keeps the vines in balance and healthy, while enhancing the grapes' flavors. Harvested at full maturity, the grapes receive meticulous care in the winery, including slow aging in small oak barrels in mountainside caves and careful blending to achieve mouth-filling flavors of black cherry and currant fruit, complemented by subtle spice and toast complexity.