2009 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red 1.5L

 

The 2009 Proprietary Red is at once elegant, rich and powerful. Brilliant purple in color, aromas of wildflower and rose oil deepen as the wine opens. Flavors of cassis, huckleberry and tar are accented by notes of smoked meats and cardamom. Polished, fine-grained tannins are supple and silky. The multi-layered finish relaxes and evolves with time, indicating age-worthiness.

Composition

82% Cabernet Sauvignon
7% Merlot
7% Cabernet Franc
3% Petit Verdot
1% Malbec

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Winemaking

Winemaker:
Erin Green
Alcohol:
15.2%
Harvested:
September 21 to October 28, 2009
Bottled:
April 21, 2011
Released:
September 1, 2012

The grape clusters were hand-sorted, and once de-stemmed, the berries were sorted again by hand on the way to tank. After four to five days of pre-fermentation cold maceration in small open-top fermentors, the fruit began 100% native yeast fermentation. Two to three weeks later, the fruit was gently pressed and moved to barrel where it finished primary and secondary fermentations. The wine continued to age in 85% new French oak – a combination of Taransaud and St. Martin barrels – for eighteen months. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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