Red

2009 Stefania Cabernet Sauvignon Chaine d' Or Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
Drink between 2017 - 2029 (Edit)
CT89.3 19 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • khmark7 wrote: 92 points

    June 29, 2017 - Wish i had purchased 5+ cases of this instead of 2009 Bordeaux. At least this smells, tastes and lingers like Cabernet Sauvignon, unlike those over ripe, unbalanced Frankenstein wines of Michael Rolland & Co.

    Wonderful balance between Cabernet character, just ripe enough character and the ability to pair with grilled lamb. Very well done. Heck, this might even be better if i had stored it properly.

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  • grossie wrote: 87 points

    May 2, 2016 - A little too lean for me. I liked the prior bottles more, this one lacked a little umph, although I would attest to it being a well-made wine.

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  • Merengue wrote: 86 points

    February 15, 2016 - PnP, this was tart and tannic a bit harsh even to the point of being a bit bitter. The tannins resolved a bIt with some fruit peaking out but this is just too tart and green and needs to mellow and more fruit to round it out a bit. Hoping my other two bottles show better.

  • T.J.Burn wrote: 92 points

    September 10, 2015 - Research re: recent library offer. Deep garnet color. Nose of raspberry/blackberry and some pencil lead. Pallet features deeper notes: currants, plum, spice, and cedar. Tannins mostly resolved but the acidity provides ample backbone. PNP, should have decanted 30-60 minutes.

    Re: the acidity, which others have noted. With this bottling, it blew off within 45 minutes, but the evolution was material. That said, I clearly enjoyed the wine at all points, as I had plowed through three glasses already.

  • grossie wrote: 91 points

    April 17, 2014 - Yes, it's a cold climate cab but it's well made and well rounded. It's got great high tones along with a really nice core of fruit. Superb really, nothing green (like I thought about the last bottle). A good food wine, but really nice to drink on its own too.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Stefania
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Chaine d' Or Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 129 (42%)
  • Consumed 180 (58%)

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