Cabernet Sauvignon
Sonoma County, 2004

$ 40.00

A few barrels from the 2004 Scherrer Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon harvest spoke neither of the individual site, or the appellation, but insisted on a place of their own. This harmonious wine with good varietal character should give substantial pleasure without significant bottle age — two to five years from the vintage should be sufficient.

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Winemaker's Notes

A 100% varietal from my dad’s vineyard in Alexander Valley. A few barrels of an area here or there may not fit into the other two Cab bottlings I make, so I find somewhere else to put them. I used to call this Vin Rouge, but since most people assumed it was a non-varietal blend, I decided to call it what it probably should have been called from the start. Bright, red fruit, cassis, freshly-tilled loam aromas are followed by snappy, ripe plum and cherry pie on the mouth. Working with the Cab from this vineyard for a decade now, I can see how either 0% or 100% new French oak can work well to different effect. This wine is at the 0% end of the spectrum, which shows the ‘naked’ fruit very well.






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