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The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate shows good depth in its dark red berries, flowers, licorice, mint and sweet herbs. A clean vein of minerality runs through the fruit and gives the wine much of its energy, focus and drive. Floral notes reappear on the finish, adding lift and brightness. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021. ~AG
"This is a big, voluptuous wine with intense aromas of black currant, black berry, olive, clove and cardamom. The palate shows lovely depth and concentration, with chewy, age-worthy tannins, enlivening acidity and rich layers of cassis, black cherry chocolate, licorice and spice." ~ Winery notes
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While many wineries claim to be vineyard focused, as grape growers, this belief is a way of life for the Stuhlmullers. Committed to crafting superior wines from the finest blocks in the vineyard, the Stuhlmullers work side-by-side with their talented winemaking team. In 2004, Stuhlmuller Vineyards promoted Danish born Leo Hansen from assistant winemaker to winemaker. Combining his classic European training as a sommelier, with his hands-on experience at such wineries as Clos du Bois, Chateau Souverain and Bowen Estate in Australia, Leo is dedicated to capturing the rich, expressive character of the vineyard.
Today, the Stuhlmuller family enjoys a dual reputation as first-class grape growers and as proprietors of a respected, sustainable vineyard-driven winery. Stuhlmuller Vineyards produces roughly 10,000 cases of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon annually, with the recent addition of extremely small allotments of estate Zinfandel. The wines of Stuhlmuller Vineyards are available in top wine shops and restaurants throughout California and in select markets around the country.