The GRADE Cellars

2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Calistoga

2011 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 15 | Lot No. 76
Vintage

2009

The GRADE Cellars

Cabernet Sauvignon
Calistoga

5 cases produced

This lot of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the three components that will ultimately be our 2009 blend of THE GRADE. It comes from Block #1, which has always been the foundation of our wine. The wine’s distinctive characters of black cherry and chocolate are brought out by using the Old World technique of open-top barrel fermentation. Lucy and Ethyl would be proud of this one.


Aging Process

19 months in French Oak. 45% of the oak is new. The wine is racked minimally as needed.

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.68
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Q&A With the Winemaker

Q: What was your inspiration for this offering?

A: To show how very old methods of making wine are still valuable tools amidst the modern teniques widely used today.

Whispering Vine Wine Company

3449 Eagle Ridge Court
Reno  NV  89519
775-786-1323

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