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Date Printed: 4/17/2014
Terra Valentine Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Terra Valentine Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
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Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2001 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine starts with bright fruit and cocoa powder on the nose. The palate has an incredibly soft entry followed by dark fruits and rich tannins. The word for this wine is balance, as neither the juicy fruit nor the soft tannins dominate.

The 2009 Spring Mountain District Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a composed of select blocks of our two estate vineyards. These blocks were picked between October 6th and October 30th 2009. The wines were fermented on skins for an average of 16 days and then aged in barrel for 22 months. The wine is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petite Verdot. The wines were bottled August 2011.

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About Terra Valentine:

Terra Valentine takes winemaking to a new level-about 2,100 feet above the Napa Valley. It is a winery that brings together a state-of-the-art fermentation system with the uncovered beauty of an artisan-constructed building-a colorful and well-hidden treasure of Spring Mountain history.