2009 Quail Series Cabernet Sauvignon

Quail Series Cabernet Sauvignon

Background

Since the release of the 1982 vintage, Covey Run has crafted high quality, price worthy wines from Washington's Columbia River Valley, wines that have been embraced by consumers and journalists alike.

Led by winemaker Kate Michaud, Covey Run's portfolio includes delicious wines for every occasion, from stylish entertaining, to casual gatherings and picnics with family and friends.

Harvest & Winemaking

Weather during the 2009 growing season was unique for Washington. A cool spring delayed bud break. Cooler temperatures continued until just prior to bloom, but at the onset of bloom, temperatures were above normal.

This sudden change in weather resulted in small, concentrated berries and vines with smaller canopies, which allowed the ideal amount of partial sunlight onto ripening clusters. The summer heat continued until September with very little rainfall during the growing season. These optimal conditions accelerated fruit ripening and elevated berry sugar levels.

A hard frost came in early October. Canopies were lost, but fruit quality was not affected as the berries had already developed high sugars and ripe flavors. The unique 2009 growing season resulted in ripe, concentrated fruit.

Wine Description

The 2009 Covey Run Quail Series Cabernet Sauvignon offers berry, cherry, and black currant on the nose and palate. The wine benefits from some breathing time and offers a smooth mouthfeel.

Food Pairing Suggestions

This versatile Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with with roasted leg of lamb, smoked duck, seasoned hamburgers, or barbecued chicken. It also complements firm, aged blue cheese and dark bittersweet chocolate.

$10.00 Per Bottle

2009 Quail Series Cabernet Sauvignon Technical Data
Winemaker: Kate Michaud
Appellation: 100% Columbia Valley
Varietal: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 4% Syrah, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec
Alcohol: 13.5 %
T.A.: 5.81 g/l
pH:  3.43
Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
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Harvest Date: October 2009
Bottling Date: April 2010
Release Date: November 2011
Cases Produced: 13,842

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