Capture "Revelation" Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (Sonoma County, California) - [WE 95] [ST 92]

Capture "Revelation" Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
(Sonoma County, California) - [WE 95] [ST 92]

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Notes from the Winemaker:

The marriage of California's frontier spirit, coupled with time-honored French winemaking techniques, give depth and nuance to Captûre Wines. For each of our distinctive red wines we have selected grapes from the unique terroir of our Tin Cross Vineyards estate. Situated 2,450 feet above the Alexander Valley floor in Sonoma County, our vineyards are among the highest in California.

With multi-generational experience from Château Latour, our winemaking team understands the methods behind crafting classic Bordeaux-style wines with intense fruit from hillside vineyards harvested at peak ripeness. All of our grapes are gently hand sorted and go through extended maceration to extract optimal color and flavor. Winemakers May-Britt and Denis Malbec chose a sophisticated regime, comprised of only the best French oak for this red wine.

Winemaker Notes
Révélation is our signature wine, a true Pauillac-inspired Cabernet Sauvignon that immediately offers graphite, pencil shavings, ripe blackberries and cassis on the nose. The tannins in this 2009 cuvee are ripe and round, defying its youth. The palate has espresso and dark chocolate notes, intense minerality, and the new French oak already well integrated. This intense yet elegant wine will age effortlessly for 20 years or more. The Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with small amounts of Merlot and Cabernet Franc to further its dimension and depth.

Captûre's estate fruit is grown at Tin Cross Vineyards. Every vine is organically farmed and maintained to meet rigorous field specifications, a practice which yields healthier, more sustainable vines that positively contribute to the longevity of the land and the quality of the fruit produced.

Composition: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 1.5% Cabernet Franc, 0.5% Petit Verdot

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"The winemakers call this their Pauillac-style wine, meaning that its character is marked by Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s a brilliant wine, vastly deep, imposing and elegant, with a potent mountain flavor of black currant. The estate vineyard is very high in the Mayacamas Mountains, and you can sense the small size of the berries in the wines intensity, the sheer concentration, as well as the tannins—which are hard and tight. Clearly this is a wine that requires time in the cellar. Try in 2018, but it could worth aging well beyond that." -S.H. (9/1/2012)

92 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"Red-ruby. Currant, graphite, minerals, leather and tobacco leaf on the nuanced nose. Nicely ripe and intense, with a supple texture and a subtle sweetness to the redcurrant, tobacco, espresso and licorice flavors. I like the combination of depth and juiciness here. Finishes with serious ripe tannins and lovely chocolatey persistence. Attractive already owing to its complexity but has the stuffing and balance for a graceful evolution in bottle." - Stephen Tanzer (May 12)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Revelation possesses quite a bit of depth as well as energy. Blackberries, graphite, camphor, leather and licorice are some of the notes that flow from this Cabernet. The mountain tannins are quite present on the finish. The Revelation is attractive but far from compelling. The 2009 is 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot plus a dollop of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019." -Antonio Galloni (Feb 2012)

Wine Spectator Magazine:
"An herbal, cedary, restrained style, with dried berry, mineral, sage and tobacco flavors. This is full-bodied, firmly tannic and slow to unfold, but a good bet to surprise along the way. Drink now through 2020. 461 cases made." -JL (Web Only - 2012)