Agharta Mountain Terraces Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Dense, lush and concentrated aromas and flavors of mountain fruit, spice, tiny berries and forest floor. Concentrated and full with the firm flavors of mountain grown Cabernet, this wine is clearly more about the purity of this exceptional site, rather than being a flashy extract and oak bomb. Ready to drink now, the supple mountain tannins will hold up to the most decadent piece of red meat and preserve the freshness of this wine for years to come in your cellar, if you can keep your hands off a few to lay down.
While Sonoma County is acclaimed—and rightfully so—for its Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, and Zinfandels, it also produces exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. Of the region’s 18 American Viticultural Areas, only a handful produce top-notch Cabernet Sauvignon. These appellations include Alexander Valley, Knights Valley, Sonoma Valley and Dry Creek Valley. Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignons made in these appellations can offer a complex array of aromas and flavors. Fruit notes such as blackberry, blackcurrant, cassis, black cherry and raspberry often are accompanied by hints of graphite, dusty earth, cigar box, toast and vanilla. The varietal has a rich history in Sonoma, and some of these Cabernet Sauvignons and Cabernet-based blends rival the best from Napa Valley.