Purlieu Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Front Label
Purlieu Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Front Label

Purlieu Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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Winemaker Notes

Fresh, vibrant, succulent, lifted. Juicy red currants, cranberry compote, sun-ripened strawberries and figs. Anise, cinnamon stick, cedar and cured meats.

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Offers a mix of dense, rich, loamy earth and dried berry flavors, with touches of herb, cedar, crushed gravel and cedary oak. Folds together rather seamlessly, firming on the finish. Best from 2013 through 2023.
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Purlieu, California
Purlieu — “the edge of the forest” or “an outlying area” — is a reference to our home base in the new Coombsville AVA, at the edge of the forest and the Napa Valley. Symbolically, “purlieu” refers to our approach to winemaking, to exploring the outskirts and navigating the boundaries of what one may expect of a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. For us, the key to successfully walking that edge lies in maintaining balance: between innovation and tradition, confidence and restraint, depth and refreshment. Purlieu’s sister label, Le Pich, gets its name from a Wappo Indian term meaning “golden eagle.” They are hunting birds, and you can often spot them above our vineyards as they soar, glide, circle and arc. They are beautiful birds — stately and impressive, but not haughty or boasting, with a nimbleness that’s inspiring. We hope that our Le Pich wines live up to the character of their namesake.
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One of the most prestigious wines of the world capable of great power and grace, Napa Valley Cabernet is a leading force in the world of fine, famous, collectible red wines. Today the Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without the other. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that this marriage came to light; sudden international recognition rained upon Napa with the victory of the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1976 Judgement of Paris.

Cabernet Sauvignon undoubtedly dominates Napa Valley today, covering half of the land under vine, commanding the highest prices per ton and earning the most critical acclaim. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure, acidity, capacity to thrive in multiple environs and ability to express nuances of vintage make it perfect for Napa Valley where incredible soil and geographical diversity are found and the climate is perfect for grape growing. Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that express specific characteristics based on situation, slope and soil—as a perfect example, Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.

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