Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Valley of the Moon Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Valley of the Moon Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
(search item no. 88769)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $16.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine News rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Cabernet Sauvignon originates from hillside grapes grown in the Sonoma Valley, blended with Merlot from the Dry Creek Valley, two of Sonoma County's premier Cabernet growing regions. This complex wine is characterized by a careful balance of fruity and aromatic flavors followed by firm yet subtle tannins. FOOD RECOMMENDATIONS This robust wine is well paired with hearty dishes such as stews, roasted meats, duck and lamb.
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About Valley of the Moon Winery:

Valley of the Moon Winery encompasses both the rich history and the innovative spirit of California wine.

Situated in the Sonoma Valley on land first planted to grapes in 1863, Valley of the Moon Winery is housed in a beautifully restored stone and redwood winery built in 1887. Blessed with rich volcanic soils and a distinctive “banana belt” microclimate, the estate vineyard has been a revered source of grapes for well over a century. A block of “old vine” Zinfandel planted in the 1940s is complemented by more recent plantings of Barbera, Sangiovese and Petite Sirah; all farmed sustainably with natural soil amendments and natural pest controls.

Yet Valley of the Moon Winery is a thoroughly modern - even cutting-edge - producer. The state-of-the-art production facility features a full complement of temperature-controlled stainless steel fermenters, and small French and American oak barrels; ideal for Valley of the Moon’s artisan winemaking. In addition to making superb Sonoma County Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir, Valley of the Moon Winery is a leader among California wineries in the production of several exciting up-and-coming wines: Syrah, Sangiovese, Pinot Blanc, Rosato di Sangiovese and Cuvée de la Luna, a proprietary Bordeaux-inspired blend. Sometimes hard to find, Valley of the Moon wines are definitely worth the search.