Cabernet Sauvignon
Scherrer Vineyard, 2001

$ 180.00

This is a unique and exotic expression of Alexander Valley benchland Cabernet Sauvignon. It was aged in small French oak cooperage for about thirty months, with infrequent racking. Bottled without fining or filtration to respect the expression of the site, this 100% varietal wine enjoys both a youthful suppleness and the structure necessary for lengthy storage.

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Winemaker's Notes

This is what I consider the finest part of Dad’s vineyard that is unique to the site. If you liked the 2001 Alexander Valley bottling released earlier this year, you will love this wine. It has the structure and density of fruit to age a very long time and the complexity to tickle your imagination as well as satisfy one’s hedonistic urges. Unmistakable, classic Cabernet Sauvignon with friendly texture to make it reasonably approachable in its youth.

Update — March 2006

The 2001 Scherrer Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has just begun to hit its stride after nearly two years in bottle. It received some pretty high praise by Wine Enthusiast last November (93 points) which probably signals the very beginning of its approachability. I still advocate more cellar aging for this wine to reach its potential. Nonetheless, having somehow run across a number of open bottles, I can report that it is pretty tasty at the dinner table these days, especially with decanting. So you may begin seeing it in restaurants now.






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  1. Judi Scherrer

    Wine EnthusiastNovember 2005

    Both of Scherrer’s ’01 Cabs are quite distinctive, but this vineyard designate is superior both in terms of flavor and structure. It’s a big wine that rewards in cassis, black currants and cocoa, and even though it’s very soft, it’s layered and complex. 93 points. Steve Heimhoff

  2. Judi Scherrer

    The Wine Advocate Robert Parker

    The brilliant 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Scherrer Vineyard is one of the finest Cabernets produced in this section of Sonoma. A dense purple color is accompanied by beautiful aromas of black cherries, black currants, loamy soil, and a hint of minerals. Medium to full-bodied, with excellent purity, a layered mouthfeel, and a heady finish, it should drink well for 10 – 15 years. 90 points.

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