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2009 Plus One

2009 Plus One
2009 Plus One

Winemaker Notes: This wine exhibits a deep ruby color and a rich, intense nose of cassis, blackberry, black cherry, cigar box, graphite, mint, and dried rose petals. The deeply penetrating flavors are wrapped around a tightly wound core marked by cassis, black licorice, gravel, graphite, minerals and roasted coffee beans. The lush, silky tannins provide a nice supporting canvas for the palate complexity. The very long finish picks up notes of dried cherries, leather, tobacco, and hints of scorched earth. This wine combines depth, elegance, and concentration in an impressive package. Properly cellared, this wine will gracefully evolve for 15-20 years.

Fermentation: The wine had a pre-fermentation maceration of 155 hours and a post-fermentation maceration of 98 hours. 67% Native fermentation. The wine was punched down by hand 3 times each day during macerations and fermentation.All individual wine components, including free run and press fractions, were kept separate until final blending.

Cooperage: The oak profile is 50% new French oak (predominantly from Troncais and Alliers) and 50% neutral French oak. The wine achieved its sparkly brilliance from 4 judicious rackings, no fining agents were employed. The wine was very lightly filtered to capture any remaining lees.

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Vintage2009
VarietalCabernet Sauvignon
AppellationRed Mountain
VineyardKiona Vineyard
Acid5.7 g/L TA
PH3.71
Alcohol14.40%
Volume750 ml

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93 Points

 

Good bright ruby-red. Raspberry, Damson plum, minerals, licorice and brown spices on the vibrant nose. Gentle, sweet and sexy, at once seamless and nicely delineated, with lovely juicy mineral lift to the raspberry, plum and spice flavors. Finishes firm and gripping, with captivating floral perfume and substantial but thoroughly ripe tannins for a wine from Red Mountain. This new wine from Billo and Pinto Naravane is a beauty.

Stephen Tanzer, Vinous Media

92 Points

 

Dark and juicy, this expressive red is generous with its black cherry, plum and tomato leaf flavors that keep pulsing through the long finish. Tannins are present, but not obtrusive. Best from 2014 through 2019. 140 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator 


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