2009 Meteor Vineyard Special Family Reserve - 3 pack
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From the Vineyard- "2009 was a low rainfall year with most precipitation coming in the spring. this pattern was perfect for the vineyard and provided ample moisture for the growing season. Bloom and set were a little late, but dodged the spring rains. Overall 2009 was a mild growing season. Some concern for a late harvest prompted extra care in thinning and multiple passes were made. The end of the season was punctuated by 10 days of welcome heat in early October and the fruit came in mid October under excellent conditions." - Mike Wolf, Vineyard Manager
From the Winemaker- "Rich deep color tinged with purple. Pure, focused aromas of red cherry and black currants meld with mulling spices, ginger, tobacco and cocoa nibs. Velvety tannins and mouth filling fruit combine in a seamless and supple texture. A vintage to lay down." - Dawnine Dyer, Winemaker
From the Sommelier- "The magic of the 2009 vintage lies in its combination of concentration and balance. The long and cool growing seasons allowed for slow ripening and intense flavor development while retaining acidity and mature silky tannins. This vintage will reward cellaring." - Jason Alexander, Sommelier
From the Critics- "A big, broad-shouldered wine, the 2009 boasts stunning depth and structure, along with equally imposing tannins. Ideally, the 2009 should be cellared for a few years and enjoyed for the next decade or so." - Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate
"Full red-ruby. Darker aromas of blackberry, licorice and minerals. Lush and supple on entry, then more closed and less spicy in the middle than the Perseid '09, but showing at least as much energy. Notes of cherry and leather emerged as the wine opened in the glass. Much more gripping on the long, building, firmly tannic finish." - Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar