2009 The Sisters

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2009 The Sisters

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“A few offseason tweaks to the vineyard led us to a wine with a bit more true ripeness than the 2008 vintage. When it came time to blend the various lots, there wasn’t much on the surface to separate the raw materials. Tasting The Sisters now, eight months after bottling, it has settled into a nice place. It’s more initially fruit driven leading with crushed blackberries, blueberries and currants. The oak influence is very chocolatey running the gamut from mocha to espresso roast to baker’s chocolate. On the palate, you start to see some of the bottling’s soil driven trademarks with scorched earth and white flowers. It’s the wine’s density that gives it a bit more gravity. This is a very serious wine compared to The Sisters bottlings of previous vintages. For the first time ever, it comes across as brooding with some nice underlying tannin to give the wine length.”

-Thomas Rivers Brown, Winemaker, March 2011

  • Vintage: 2009
  • Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation: Calistoga
  • Harvest Date: September 1, 2009
  • Aging: 20 months in barrel
  • Bottling Date: July 2011
  • Alcohol: 14.8%