Cote Bonneville DuBrul Vineyard Carriage House 2009 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
92 RP / 90 WS
92 Points Robert Parker: Moving to the reds, the 2009 Carriage House is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc aged in French oak, some new. Pretty, perfumed and elegant, it delivers classic black cherry, cassis, underbrush, lead pencil and herb aromas as well as a medium to full-bodied, elegant and lengthy feel on the palate. It will benefit from short-term cellaring and evolve nicely for 10-15 years. Drink now-2024.
90 Points Wine Spectator: Polished, refined, focused and expressive, with an earthy edge to the dark plum and spice flavors, lingering on the savory finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2019. Tasted twice, with consistent notes."
94 Points Wine Enthusiaste: An arresting blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (62%), Merlot (27%) and Cabernet Franc, it displays purity with its herb, bay leaf, earth and cherry flavors. The exquisite balance is where this wine really shines, winning over on its elegance, detail and length rather than power. It shows first-class fruit and exceptional winemaking. Editors' Choice.
"From a warmer growing season, this is a big wine loaded with DuBrul cherry, blackberry, red currant, cinnamon, pepper, roasted coffee beans, chocolate, and fine tannins. As with all Cote Bonneville reds, this ageworthy Bordeaux blend will benefit from decanting while young." -Winemaker