2009 Brenda's Vineyard
92 points in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Brenda’s Vineyard always delivers intensity on all levels – color, aromas, flavors and finish. Enticing aromas of red fruit, fresh herbs, tobacco, violets, dark chocolate and hint of oak let you know that you are just about to enjoy an exceptional wine. The flavors do not disappoint. A mouth full of cassis, baked plums, ripe figs, and concentrated sweet oak linger on the palate with tannins that remind you that elegance and power and easily co-exist in the glass. Delicious now, the 2009 Brenda’s Vineyard will age well for 9-12 years.
92 points in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Brenda’s Vineyard is a bit more centered and poised than the 2010, but it is also much less expressive. Still, it is impossible not to admire the wine’s structure, power and sheer personality. Hints of sweet tobacco, cedar, spices and raspberry jam flow through to the floral-infused finish..."