Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest Date
October 10th (Blossom Creek), October 20th (Sleeping Lady)
22 months in 100% French oak barrels, 60% new
Bottling Date
May 17, 2011
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Classic Napa Valley Cabernet at its very best, this wine is a profound wine with many layers of depth. Although it drinks quite nicely now, it will continue to age gracefully through at least 2028.

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The dominant aromas are intense ripe black cherry, cassis and sweet French oak. In the mouth, the entry is sweet and supple, with hints of creamy cassis, vanilla and roasted espresso. The wine is full-bodied, with intricate complexity and very ripe, powerful tannins, while still showing the grace, finesse and long finish we expect from our FACE Cabernets. The 2009 FACE can be cellared and enjoyed through at least 2028.
Vineyard Notes
This wine was sourced exclusively from two ultra-premium sustainably-farmed vineyards. Fifty percent of the fruit came from Blossom Creek, on a gravelly-sandy slope outside of Calistoga. Fifty percent came from Sleeping Lady Vineyard, at the base of the Mayacamas mountain range in the Yountville appellation.
Winemaker Notes
The 2009 growing season emerged from a relatively dry winter into a warm spring with little frost danger. An inch of rain in May fortunately did not interfere with fruit set. We had a late July heat spike, with only a few days over 100 degrees. Veraison was smooth and fairly short. Temperatures remained moderate throughout the final stages of ripening, allowing us to harvest under optimum conditions before heavy rain fell on October 13th.
197 cases
Product Reviews
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Renee Weider
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(Sep 2, 2014 at 7:44 PM)
Lovely wine with many layers. Tannins are still a bit forward but still so much is offered behind them. I have a case so will hold on and open the next bottle in a year or two. Worth drinking now but will enjoy even more as it mellows a bit with cellaring. I'm planning to order more!

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