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Hannah Nicole Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Contra Costa County 2009

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Night OneThe first impression of the nose is that it is a little green. There is a touch of black currant, enough to say 'there's cabernet sauvignon in there,' but it is certainly not "intense." On the palate, too, green was the primary impression. Maybe it needs more time. Let's give it a night to sleep and see what happens tomorrow.Night TwoThe first impression on the nose tells you that the additional time helped. The first impression was of bruised plums, bruised apples and caramel. Stick your nose all the down into the glass, close your eyes and inhale deeply and richer odors come through, smells of coffee, black fruit and raisins.The palate was still a little green, but not like Night One. Blackcurrant and plum skins led the attack. There was a real mid-palate as the black fruit morphed to dark cherries, cherry stones and unsweetened chocolate. Tannins are dry and strong, and not yet well-knit with the fruit. Tannins and fruit fight with each other rather than complementing each other. This was far richer the second night but was still green and out of balance. It will improve, in my opinion, with some cellar time, but will never be great, or even particularly good. It will be competent but not much more.

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Hannah Nicole Vineyards & Winery:
We never intended to be in the wine business. In 1999, we purchased ten acres of land in the heart of the best agricultural region in California; to plant Granny Smith Apples! However, times were changing and the price of apples plummeted, so we made the decision to plant Cabernet grapes instead. And then we were hooked... By 2002, we had been bitten by the wine bug. Like many winery owners, w... Read more
We never intended to be in the wine business. In 1999, we purchased ten acres of land in the heart of the best agricultural region in California; to plant Granny Smith Apples! However, times were changing and the price of apples plummeted, so we made the decision to plant Cabernet grapes instead. And then we were hooked... By 2002, we had been bitten by the wine bug. Like many winery owners, what started as a weekend hobby in the garage quickly grew into an unbridled passion to bring great handcrafted wines to a larger audience than just friends and family. We wanted to show the world we could make world class wines from one of Californiaís first grape growing regions. Contra Costa County was home to some of the original vineyards planted at the turn of the 19th century. Due to the value of the great Brentwood soil for producing incredible produce, grape growers were encouraged to take their vines to less valued land where grazing sheep and cattle were a more common site than agriculture. Little out of the way places you may have heard of, like Napa and Sonoma Counties. Those that stayed have kept the traditions and the quality of those original vineyards, and continue the legacy of winemaking that began over 100 years ago. Purchasing eighty acres of prime land on Balfour Road in Brentwood, the dream of Hannah Nicole Vineyards continued. We first planted Bordeaux Varietals and then added Rhone varietals, from which we now produce over ten wines. Our flagship wines, Viognier and Meritage, showcase the grandeur and elegance that are Contra Costa Wines. We continue to expand our plantings, our varietals and our portfolio of wines to bring the best of this Once Old, Now New Again, wine region to our Customers. With the completion of our state of the art 18,000 square foot winery, tasting room and event center in the Summer of 2009, we have created a world class wine destination for wine lovers everywhere! We hope you will visit us on your next trip to Northern California Wine Country. Cheers, Neil and Glenda Cohn Read less

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Snooth User: dbhonig
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Vintage: 2003 02/15/2009

Night OneThe first impression of the nose is that it is a little green. There is a touch of black currant, enough to say 'there's cabernet sauvignon in there,' but it is certainly not "intense." On the palate, too, green was the primary impression. Maybe it needs more time. Let's give it a night to sleep and see what happens tomorrow.Night TwoThe first impression on the nose tells you that the additional time helped. The first impression was of bruised plums, bruised apples and caramel. Stick your nose all the down into the glass, close your eyes and inhale deeply and richer odors come through, smells of coffee, black fruit and raisins.The palate was still a little green, but not like Night One. Blackcurrant and plum skins led the attack. There was a real mid-palate as the black fruit morphed to dark cherries, cherry stones and unsweetened chocolate. Tannins are dry and strong, and not yet well-knit with the fruit. Tannins and fruit fight with each other rather than complementing each other. This was far richer the second night but was still green and out of balance. It will improve, in my opinion, with some cellar time, but will never be great, or even particularly good. It will be competent but not much more.


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Source: AOC Fine Wines
06/17/2010

Our 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon is full of ripe fruit flavors with black pepper cherry and blackberry. You'll detect hints of smokiness from the Petit Verdot and notes of Vanilla from the French barrels. Lush firm tannins finish strong producing a Cabernet showing classic Brentwood terroir notable for a hint of cocoa dust that lingers on in the finish. Winemaker's notes



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