Promise Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon (Premiere Napa) 2009

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Price: $299.99
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Winemaker's Notes

Exclusive Premiere Napa Valley Wine
2012 Auction Lot #171: Only 5 cases produced

We've taken a special barrel from our sixth vintage for this special lot, made up of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Winston Hill Vineyard in Rutherford. The wine has rested in 100% new French oak barrels since harvest 2009. If there is a single characteristic that we strive for in this wine, it is balance. Our winemaker, Todd Graff, is a genius at creating wines with seamless complexity, and this fourth effort goes a great distance in helping establish that very focus. The 2009 Promise is a deep, dark, purple color. It delivers aromas of mocha and sweet caramel, layered with lightly toasted spices and graphite, and a seductive blend of blackberries and brown sugar round out the aromas. Plum preserves and sweet tannins lead to a supple and fleshy, yet balanced, wine with a firm backbone. This concentrated blend shows outstanding purity and youthfulness.

Aging Process: 36 months in new French oak barrels

Wine Facts


  • pH: 3.75
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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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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