2009 Meteor Vineyard Perseid - 3 pack
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Meteor Vineyard Perseid Cabernet Sauvignon marries the elements of our clonally diverse planting in one singularly expressive wine. Meteor Vineyard is a collaborative project of vineyard proprietors Barry and Tracy Schuler and longtime Napa Valley winemakers Bill and Dawnine Dyer. Located on a knoll in Napa Valley’s Coombsville appellation, our unique combination of elevation, aspect and stony, rich volcanic soil produces some of Napa Valley’s most distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon. The seamless combination of richness coupled with balance, purity combined with structure makes 2009 truly distinctive.
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Aged 22 months in French oak, 65% New
- 40% clone 7, 39% clone 4, 21% clone 337
- Alc: 14.6, TA: 5.9 g/l, pH: 3.74
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- " Our 2009 Perseid is deep garnet in color with a saturated opaque blue rim. Complex and exuberant aromas of ripe blackberry, violet and cloves meld with tobacco and currant leaves. The palate explodes with a combination of red and black fruit, dark chocolate and spice leading to a finely balanced finish. Powerful and silky." - 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- "The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Perseid comes across as rich, dark and sensual, with expressive layers of dark red fruit, flowers and licorice. It shows lovely depth and persistence from start to finish hints of mocha, spices and mint add layers of complexity and nuance. This is a fabulous showing." - Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate
Dark red. Pungent aromas of red berries, minerals and loam. Juicy, spicy and energetic, with lovely cut and lift to the berry and mineral flavors. Long on clarity and finesse." - Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar