2009 was a fairly â€œnormalâ€ year early on, which led to normal set. The summer had normal heat units but about half the average number of days over 100 Fahrenheit, which meant photosynthesis was maximized, leading to earlier than usual sugar accumulation and concurrent ripening of normally separated varieties. Combine this with a hotter than normal 3rd week of September, which caused some premature shriveling, and a frost the 10th of October, and it made for a very busy first 3 weeks ofÂ September and a â€œcrazyâ€ last week of September and 3 weeks in October. Our vineyards and those we purchase fruit from worked diligently to harvest â€œon timeâ€, which maximized fruit quality, leading to another great vintage..
Product Information Specifications for 2009 Hedges Family Estate Single Vineyard Limited CABERNET SAUVIGNON 750 mL Below:
You're going to create the perfect personalized etched wine bottle and we know that you must have a quality, wonderful tasting wine to go with it. It is our goal for you to be able to easily express yourself on each personalized wine bottle and our job to ensure the wine inside lives up to your beautiful creation! All our wine is made or selected by the discerning palates at WineGreeting. As luck would have it, our business has grown and we are not able to keep up with demand for our wine alone and so we now offer wine from other wineries in California so you have the perfect, refreshing glass! We have designed these wines to be as pleasing to as many drinkers as possible. Although everyone's taste is unique and as original as the person drinking it, we know that each of our customers will be pleased with the wine we offer! This merlot is produced in an award-winning region of Northern California. We found this gem and knew immediately that they were the right one for us. They produce a smooth, very well balanced, rich merlot with a hint of blackberry. We know that you will love it.
2012 Hedges Family Estate Red Mountain Red Blend 750ml Wine
Manufacturer: Hedges Family Estate
Brand: Hedges Family Estate
2012 was another excellent and more normal vintage in Washington State, a welcome change after the cooler and wetter 2010 and 2011 vintages. The La Nina current brought warmer and more even spring and summer temperatures and an extended warm, dry autumn with perfect 80 to 85 Fahrenheit afternoon highs and 40 to 50 Fahrenheit lows without rain. The result was great set that yielded ripe, disease free fruit with good natural acidity. The resulting wines reflect the excellent qualities of the fruit and are a pleasure to drink. Probably one of the top 5 vintages Ive been associated with in Washington State.
As the list faithful well know, we have been producing wine from Stagecoach Vineyard for many years now, primarily sourcing from the legendary M-Block. The robust harvests of 2012 and 2013 gave us an opportunity in 2014 to also get our hands on Cabernet from the equally prestigious L-Block just next door. Planted to the long-time workhorse of Napa Valley, Clone 7 Cabernet, Stagecoach L-Block's combination of altitude and lean volcanic soil produces richly fruited, yet powerfully structured wines. Considering one of Napa's most famous names makes a Cabernet from this same block that sells for $150+/bottle, I think it's safe to say this is absolutely classic Napa Valley Cabernet at an incredible price.
2014 Dry Creek Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 750 mL Wine
Manufacturer: Dry Creek Vineyard
Brand: Dry Creek Vineyard
First coined by founder David Stare in 1987, the term "Old Vine" has special meaning to our winery. Although there is no legal definition, we define an old vine vineyard as having vines that average more than 50 years in age. In the case of our Old Vine Zinfandel, the vines are more than 95 years in age and in some cases, more than 110 years old! Old Vine Zinfandel vineyards remain the most prized and historic of all plantings in the Dry Creek Valley. An extremely dry winter began the 2014 growing season, giving us year number three of the drought.Unusually warm days in January and February were cause for concern. However, rain came in March and April at just the right time to recharge the ground water for the early growing season. Warm dry weather extended into summer, with very few heat spikes and ideal growing conditions. Harvest came fast and early with ripe flavors at sugar levels lower than normal. The fruit tasted beautiful as it came into the winery. Harvest finished earlier than normal and in December 2014, the winery had almost 20 inches of rain in two weeks - a welcome relief for the dry vineyards!