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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Von Strasser Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Von Strasser Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $64.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 89 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The "DMD" is an elegant expression of Diamond Mountain District. This blend of our five single vineyards all within this AVA offers a softer, approachable style highlighted by its fruit forward nature. The immediate nose is pleasing with dark fruit of blueberry and blackberry layered with fig and pie spice.
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About Von Strasser Vineyards:

Situated on Diamond Mountain in Napa Valley, the Von Strasser estate maintains six separate vineyards. When Rudy and Rita Von Strasser purchased the old Roddis Winery in 1990, the vineyards were planted in two stages. The oldest block, 2 acres in size, was planted in 1970 to budwood from Martha’s Vineyard. The second block, 4 acres in size, was planted in 1983, also with budwood from Martha’s Vineyard. In 1991, the von Strasser’s embarked upon a vineyard modernization, changing the entire vineyard to a high density, vertical trellis system. An acre of Petit Verdot was planted that year with an eye towards its future use in a unique Reserve bottling. In 1998, a new piece of hillside land was cleared and planted to vineyard. Today, the property consists of Cabernet Sauvignon (12 acres), Petit Verdot (2 acres), and Merlot (1 acre).