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Schug Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Member Review by VegasOenophile:

Bright and youthfully colored in the glass. Red currant fruit with some stemmy, green qualities on the nose. On the palate, it's well structured and provides a ripe mouthful of cherry and currant. Just a touch of oak. Nicely layered berry, cassis and spice. Bright, lively fruit and acidity. Nice that there's no green qualities in the flavors as was on the nose. 2/18/12

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Schug Carneros Estate:
Founded in 1980, Schug Carneros Estate Winery is the showcase and life-long dream of one of California's most celebrated winemakers. Walter Schug's reputation blossomed during his tenure as Founding Winemaker for Joseph Phelps Vineyards in the 1970s, where he made California’s first proprietary Bordeaux-Style blend (Insignia) and legendary vineyard designated Cabernets (Bacchus... Read more
Founded in 1980, Schug Carneros Estate Winery is the showcase and life-long dream of one of California's most celebrated winemakers. Walter Schug's reputation blossomed during his tenure as Founding Winemaker for Joseph Phelps Vineyards in the 1970s, where he made California’s first proprietary Bordeaux-Style blend (Insignia) and legendary vineyard designated Cabernets (Bacchus and Eisele Vineyards). Drawing on his long experience in the production of fine wines in both Europe and California, Walter set up his own winery with his wife Gertrud in the cool, marine climate of the Carneros Appellation. Here he could focus on the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varietals that had always been close to his heart. In 1995 Sonoma-born winemaker Michael Cox came on board at Schug. Trained in Enology at UC Davis, Mike worked in several Californian wineries before he was lured from Napa Valley to Carneros - Sonoma, to work with Walter Schug as his assistant winemaker. One year later he was promoted to Winemaker and placed in charge of the day-to-day winemaking duties, where he remains today. Schug Carneros Estate Winery combines old world understanding and tradition with modern winemaking techniques. By using only the finest grapes available, and maintaining the best winemaking values, these wines have gained acceptance worldwide as true contemporary classics. Read less

Member Reviews for Schug Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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3.50 5
02/23/2012

Bright and youthfully colored in the glass. Red currant fruit with some stemmy, green qualities on the nose. On the palate, it's well structured and provides a ripe mouthful of cherry and currant. Just a touch of oak. Nicely layered berry, cassis and spice. Bright, lively fruit and acidity. Nice that there's no green qualities in the flavors as was on the nose. 2/18/12


Snooth User: Gargouillade
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 12/09/2010

Three glasses


External Reviews for Schug Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Vintage: 2006 05/23/2011

Very ripe, with mouth filling blackberry, currant, cassis and smoky oak flavors that finish dry and spicy. There's an edge to the tannins that suggests limited ageability.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 05/23/2011

A very nice Cabernet that's superdrinkable because of its soft, appealing fruit, but also has plenty of complexity. Cherries, blackberries, blueberries and dark chocolate are enriched with spicy oak notes, leading to a long, balanced finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 05/23/2011

Schug is one of the wineries that sticks in my mind for greatly improving the quality of their Bordeaux reds in recent years. This Cab, with a little Merlot and Cab Franc, is a great value in its price range. It's dry and balanced, with rich, ripe black currant, chocolate and earthy flavors, and will easily stand up to fancy fare at the table.



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