2009 Spence Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain
92 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine
":Rich and dense, this plush Cabernet reveals aromas of black fruits, dried currant and cinnamon spice. The palate is focused, and concentrated with expressive layers of black cherries dusted with cocoa, and a subtle infusion of toasted oak with finely integrated tannins. A seamless and elegant profile from Howell Mountain. "
Composition: 100% Estate Cabernet
Production: 324 cases, 24 magnums
Bottle date: August 21, 2011
Harvest date: October 23rd 2009
Type of Oak: all French, 80% new from Belair, Sylvain ,Boutes and Gamba cooperages
Months in Oak: 20
Aromas of red currant, cherry cordial, dried roses, chocolate and hints of allspice. Rich and dense flavors follow through on the palate complemented by a subtle graphite character. Elegantly balanced with supple tannins and a smooth finish.
The Spence Cabernet Sauvignon naturally will age well over the next ten years.
Type of Oak: all French, 66% new from Bel Air, Sylvain, and Gamba cooperages
Aging: 20 months in Oak
Date Bottled: August, 2009