Moon Mountain Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California

Price: $39.99
Item No. 90869
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • WS90

Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot

Fermentations were in open-topped tanks where the cap was punched down three times daily until dryness, then followed with an additional maceration of two to seven days before draining the wine off of the skins. The wine is 100 percent free run (the juice that flows freely from the grapes without pressing), meaning the lower quality press wine was not used. Barrel aging was in Moon Mountain's deep caves, which provides a constant temperature of 60ºF and very high humidity. This environment enhances the concentration of lush fruit flavor.

The quality of this vintage was superb, producing a deeply-colored wine with flavors of ripe black cherry, well-integrated spice, rich sweet tannin and a long, lingering finish. This wine has the structure to age gracefully throughout the next decade.

Learn About Moon Mountain

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...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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