Capture "Harmonie" Red Wine 2009 (Sonoma County, California) - [WE 95] [WS 92] [ST 90]

Capture "Harmonie" Red Wine 2009
(Sonoma County, California) - [WE 95] [WS 92] [ST 90]

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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
Harmonie is the purest, most elegant and well-balanced Bordeaux-style blend we could craft, incorporating fruit from each block on the estate. It is a rich blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Harmonie offers a nose of black cherries, dark chocolate, huckleberry and roses, with ripe tannins and a minerality on the palate that reminds us why we love mountain fruit. Rich and full-bodied, we expect this to drink well at release and for up to 20 years.

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.

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"This Bordeaux blend is delicious, refined and ageworthy. It’s dry and quite tannic now, but underneath the astringency is a beautifully balanced wine with intensely concentrated blackberry and dark chocolate fruit, with an earthiness. A terrific wine that should come into its own after 2017." -S.H. (9/1/2012)

92 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Dense and focused, with black currant and loamy earth aromas and layered, well-structured flavors of black cherry, espresso and cedar. Tannins firm up the finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2013 through 2017. 424 cases made." –TF (Feb 29, 2012)

90 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"Good red-ruby. Black cherry, minerals and chocolate on the inviting nose. Supple and fairly full, showing a more pliant mid-palate texture than the Alliance blend. Plum and cherry flavors come across as sweeter too, but the wine also possesses harmonious acidity and dusty tannins that give it shape. Finishes with a repeating mineral element." - Stephen Tanzer (May '12)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2009 Red Wine Harmonie, a blend of 51% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, seems to work better than the Alliance, probably because the greater presence of Merlot in the blend gives the wine an attractive fleshiness that is missing in Alliance. Dark red cherries, flowers, mint and French oak are some of the notes that are layered into the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017." -Antonio Galloni (Feb 2012)