MMIX - The 2009 Vintage
For most of the growing season, things went smoothly. After a summer of mild, steady weather with ideal growing conditions, a pair of strong storms in October dumped enough rain to worry growers. Those who harvested before the storms were rewarded with fruit well-balanced in color, flavor, acidity and tannin.
The inaugural, 2009 vintage of Bacchus demonstrates this to perfection, and consists of the following combination of three of the five classic Bordeaux varietals:
Cabernet Sauvignon: 96%
Petit Verdot: 3% (Rutherford)
Malbec: 1% (Rutherford)
The 2009 Bacchus Cabernet Sauvignon spent approximately 21 months in oak and with 66% French barrels and 34% American barrels. The French barrels used were primarily Nadalie and the American barrels Missouri oak.
This wine is full of ripe, dark fruit (blackberry, boysenberry, and cassis) and pairs very well with brie cheese, figs, medium-dark chocolate, rack of lamb and our personal favorite culinary nirvana...braised short ribs. The tannins in this wine are very soft and supple and hints of tobacco, cedar and vanilla are noticeable in the long, rich finish. This wine is appealing to even the non-cabernet drinker yet with enough character and flavor to satisfy the cabernet purist. This easy drinking wine is enjoyable now, and drinkable through 2020 for optimal enjoyment.
Fewer than 200 cases. (SOLD OUT)
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