Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 from the Napa Valley

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coombsville cabernet vineyards Southern Napa Valley Cabernet is juicy, rich and structured

Coombsville Cabernet Vineyards

I received a sample of a small-production Cabernet Sauvignon from a new boutique winery.  This winery has estate vineyards in Sonoma and also sources fruit from prime Napa Valley vineyards.  One of their sources is in Coombsville, in the sourthern Napa Valley.

Coombsville is currently under consideration as an A.V.A., or American Viticultural Area.  For now the wine would be labeled Napa Valley.

The wine was youthful and bright, with fine tannins well integrated with the fruit.  On the nose were violets and allspice.  On the palate the wine is juicy and well-structured, with enough acidity to balance the ripe fruit.  The wine exhibits layers of complex flavors and a long, even finish.


Here are the technical notes:

100% Cabernet Sauvignon, vintage 2009
Clone:  337 and 15
Average age of vines:  11 years
Yield of vineyard:  3.5 tons per acre
Vineyard soil type:  Clay loam
Prefermentation time/temp:  3 day cold soak, 90 degree fermentation, 21 day maceration
Fined/filtered:  Unfined, unfiltered
Alcohol:  14.5
Oak profile:  French oak