Lancaster Estate’s 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is a huge, dark wine endowed with serious power and richness throughout. Grilled herbs, smoke, tobacco and incense all wrap around a serious, intense core of black fruit. A muscular, virile Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2009 needs another year or two in bottle to fully come together. Hints of graphite, menthol and road tar add further complexity. The 2009 is brooding and even a bit somber, but beautiful. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.
Wine Maker Notes
Ted Simpkins is a man who dreams big and acts with even greater conviction. From the beginning, he identified the singular purpose for Lancaster Estate as producing a flagship wine to rival the best the world has to offer.Our Alexander Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon more than meets this challenge. Estate grown, produced and bottled in the manner of the great Chateaux of France, this Bordeaux style blend features the five noble grape varietals of the region and is a reflection of both the estate and its determined proprietors. A wine of distinction easily identified by its enticing aromas and lush profile, the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a reflection of superior winegrowing, exceptional terroir and masterful winemaking.In addition to the Cabernet Sauvignon base, this wine is always a blend with Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Deeply and richly colored, nuanced with finely textured tannins, this is a wine that is deliciously approachable upon release but will continue its evolution over many years in the bottle, rewarding those with patience enough to set aside a library selection.