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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Von Strasser Spaulding Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Von Strasser Spaulding Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
(search item no. 120875)
boutique wine
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $76.99

Winemaker's Notes:

An epic wine with a classic nose and big Cab flavor, the Spaulding is extremely dark and extracted with tremendous depth and concentration. Berry bramble is evident on the nose with a combination of blue and black fruit, intertwined with dark chocolate. The finish is heavenly with blueberry and light cloves that lingers on.
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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).