2009 TR Cabernet Sauvignon, Blocks 18 & 19
The 2009 vintage presents classic aromas of cola, sandalwood and Marionberry. The dried black cherry on the palate is perfectly integrated with the sweet vanilla and subtle spice from its long aging in thin-staved Taransaud barrels. Enjoy the tannin on the long, elegant finish, especially with your most savory entrees. You will be rewarded by serving this elegant, balanced Cabernet to your family and friends at all of life's special occasions.
This, our most concentrated Cabernet, gets its intensity of flavor from fruit grown in the ideally-shaped eastern bowl of TR Passalacqua Vineyard. This terroir rewards us year to year with an elegant, balanced Cabernet which has been the cornerstone of the Passalacqua Cabernets since 2004. We pick just the east side of these vines, those that have benefited from the gentle morning sun's even ripening. Blocks 18 & 19 grow in rich red, rocky soil and the small bunches it yields consistently have the concentrated, classic Cabernet fruit and the powerful tannins you have come to expect from the Blocks 18 & 19.