2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Morro Bay, developed and owned by Pasternak Wine Imports, is the culmination of over 30 year’s of expertise in the wine industry.
Morro Bay is sourced from several vineyards within the Lange Family estate. The Lange family, 4th generation of grape farmers dating back to the late 1800s, currently controls 7,600 acres in California spanning three appellations and four counties.
The location of the vineyard in the Delta region of Lodi provides for dramatic temperature shifts from day to night due to the influence of the delta breeze from San Francisco Bay.
Morro Bay Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from several vineyards within the Lange Family estate. The Lange Family have been farming in the Lodi appellations for four generations dating back to the late 1800’s. The location of the vineyard in Lodi provides for dramatic temperature shifts from day to night due to the influence of the delta breeze from San Francisco Bay. This allows for a slower maturation of
the grapes resulting in a better balance of acidity and complexity in the taste profile.
HARVEST & AGING
The vineyards are hand-pruned by experienced work crews adept at spur selection. Green harvesting is determined based on the berry set for a particular vintage. In addition to green harvesting, shoot removal and leaf pulling are employed to further enhance flavor concentration. Machine harvesting is done at night allowing the grapes to cool and thus maximize the flavors/acidity and balance. All grapes are
sorted via a sorting belt prior to being crushed. The wine sees 21 days of extended maceration which allows forward fruit, extraction of
complex flavors balanced by integrated tannins.
A swirl of the glass showcases this wines deep yet vibrant red color and releases its concentrated aroma of ripe cherry fruit. Mingled with the fruit is traces of chocolate and spice from oak aging. The soft tannins carry the palate through a long-finish.
Grape Varieties: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec
Alcohol Content: 13.9%
srp $11.99, Certified Lodi Rules sustainable
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Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc 2011- Certified NZ Sustainable
Great wine is so much more than just fermented grape juice; it is an alchemy in which unique terroir and skilled winemaking unite. Dashwood creates wines that are true reflections of New Zealand’s Marlborough region. They are as cool as the winds that whip through our valleys each day and as imposing as the towering mountains that frame the vineyards. Marlborough is a special place for wine. Perhaps it’s our cloudless skies or mild temperatures or well-drained soils. It could be Dashwood’s long growing season or sustainably-farmed vineyards. Whatever the reason,
the result is wines that are marked by piercingly vibrant fruit flavors and lively acidity. Dashwood has been tending vineyards and making wine in Marlborough for over twenty years, striving to minimize or eliminate any activities that are wasteful or harmful to the environment so that future generations can continue to enjoy the extraordinary landscape.
HARVEST & AGEING
With every step of the winemaking process Dashwood’s goal is to preserve the incredible aromatics and scintillating structure of our wines. After harvesting, the fruit is kept as cool as possible to retain bright, fresh Marlborough fruit flavors. Gentle crushing and cold fermentations help to preserve the personality of the variety and the influence of the site. The Sauvignon Blanc is kept in stainless steel tanks to maintain zesty fruit characteristics.
Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc is pale straw in color. Our Sauvignon Blanc style is bright, forward and direct. Vivaciously crisp, it showcases gooseberry, citrus and fresh tropical fruit flavors that linger through the finish.
Grape Varieties: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
T/A 7.3 g/L
Sauvignon Blanc 2011
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