Zukowski Vineyard lies on the northwest slope of Mount St Helena. This is one of our favorite spots for Cabernet. Harvest 2009 was an exceptional vintage with ideal weather conditions producing a perfect balance of fruit, acid and tannin, resulting in fruit forward wines of moderate alcohol and extraction. The 2009 Zukowski Cabernet is dark, almost black in color. The mid-palate is powerful without heat or over extraction. The tannins are as they should be, strong but willing to give space to the fruit. This is what a great Cabernet should be like.
88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Alc. 14.1%, TA 6.4 g/L, RS .2 g/L, pH 3.82
Barrels were 40% new, 55% French, 35% American, and 10% Hungarian