Proprietary Red Wine
The 2009 Carte Blanche Proprietary Red Wine is a Right-Bank inspired blend of 47% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petite Verdot. Select vineyards and blocks were chosen and farmed specifically to attain a dense, rich wine framed by delicate fine-grained tannins. Newton Vineyard Merlot on Spring Mountain sits on a 45-degree, rocky slope, offering the wine a full mid-palate while providing ample nuance. The Hopper Cabernet Sauvignon in Oakville provides a full spectrum of rich and
dark fruit, while ToKalon Cabernet Franc offers nuances of mocha, tobacco and bittersweet chocolate. The wine opens slowly, revealing layers and complexity along the way. The nose reveals ripe plum, baked cherries, crème de cassis and faint asphalt, and the palate is dense, showing rich flavors of currants, plum, mineral notes and a hint of cedar and cigar box. An ultra-silky finish discloses notes of tobacco and bittersweet chocolate.
250 cases produced | WE94 WA93 WS93