2009 Franciscan Estate Clos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Specs
Vintage
2009
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Acid
5.9 g/L
pH
3.77
Fermentation
Pre-fermentation cold soak of 4 days to enhance color and body. Fermentation and maceration averaging 22 days to build structure and integrate mouthfeel.
Alcohol %
14.5

2009 Franciscan Estate Clos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

A complex and perfumed bouquet of wild blackberry, violet, dark cherry, and sweet herbs, with subtle hints of rosemary and clove. 

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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec and 4% Merlot

Appearance: Deep Garnet

Aromas: A complex and perfumed bouquet of wild blackberry, violet, dark cherry, and sweet herbs, with subtle hints of rosemary and clove.

Flavors: Full velvety structure with mellow tannins intertwining with complex notes of oak, wild dark berries, cassis, and vanilla. A supple lingering finish is accentuated by smooth berries and vanilla.
Winemaker Notes
We named this wine the French word “Clos” which means “enclosed” -- appropriate since we make this wine using grapes grown in the vineyards immediately surrounding our winery and visitor center. The Clos Vineyard exhibits a particularly expressive version of Franciscan’s traditional signature style: that rare combination of rich, vibrant flavors yet supple, elegant texture. This wine emphasizes Cabernet Sauvignon, with small amounts of other Bordeaux varietals in the blend.

2009 was the third straight year of low rainfall, with a mild summer free of any major heat spikes, and consistently cool night temperatures. These perfect growing conditions lead to even ripening in our Bordeaux varietals, giving classic structure with rich, vibrant flavors. Warm stretches in both early and late September propelled the grapes to ripeness in an otherwise cool month. The Bordeaux reds were harvested on our Oakville Estate between September 24 and October 18.
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