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2009 Moone-Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon
The nose of our 2009 Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon is dense with aromas of plum, cassis, and leather. In the mouth, these aromas evolve into the beguiling flavors of black-fruit, layered with delicate pipe smoke and allspice. Twenty four months of aging in 100% new French oak provides elegant framing for this wine's concentration and intensity, while the creamy yet distinctive tannins carry the dense flavors through to a sustained finish.
The backbone of this richly expressive wine draws from Caldwell Vineyard's legendary Block-15 – whose vines have flourished in the rocky, volcanic soils of the heralded Coombsville District for over 30 years. In addition to this noble Coombsville fruit, the grapes that produced this singular wine were sourced from the heralded To Kalon vineyard and a westward-facing hillside vineyard on Pritchard Hill. The clone of Cabernet grown on this vineyard is prized for its complexity and depth, and the company of wines sourced from this vineyard is noteworthy.
|Varietal Composition:||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Vineyards:||Caldwell/Coombsville District, Pritchard Hill|
|Harvest Date:||September 28 - October 31, 2009|
|Cooperage:||100% new French oak; Taransaud, Ermitage, St. Martin|
|Bottle Date:||March 18, 2012|
|Release Date:||September 4, 2012|
|Available in 3/6/12-packs and large-format bottles|