2009 Derenoncourt 'Tache d'encre' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$124.95
WA95+

St. Emilion luminary Stephane Derenoncourt makes this wine from the legendary Ink Grade Vineyard on Howell Mountain, and it's really something special, just entering its plateau of full maturity.

Parker loved the wine, saying it " flows across the palate with serious depth. Blackberry jam, black currants, menthol and sweet spices all flesh out in this opulent, full-bodied Cabernet. The 2009 is dark, rich, and totally inviting...There is a lot to like in this outrageously beautiful wine."

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Stephane Derenoncourt
Vintage:
2009
Aging:
18 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak
Country of Origin:
United States
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Howell Mountain
Vineyard:
Ink Grade Vineyard
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
15.5%
Score Wine Advocate:
95
SKU #:
2WDER09CS3T