2009 Kobalt Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML

  • IWC 93

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IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2011
Bright medium ruby. Musky aromas of currant and mocha. Juicy on entry then quite tightly wound with spice licorice and mineral notes and slightly spiky acidity. Seems to possess a bigger structure than the 2008 but... Bright medium ruby. Musky aromas of currant and mocha. Juicy on entry then quite tightly wound with spice licorice and mineral notes and slightly spiky acidity. Seems to possess a bigger structure than the 2008 but this fresh penetrating wine will need time for its serious tannins to harmonize. Incidentally winemaker Mark Herold told me that fruit picked after the rain will not be part of this bottling.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2009

Label

Kobalt Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) is full-bodied and concentrated with plush tannins.

The winery has used the same vineyards in Coombsville since 2001, with the addition of 15% Stagecoach fruit in the 2013 & 2014 vintages. These vineyard locations are warm and cool down every night, preserving the natural acidity and tannic structure. The must is cold soaked for 48-72 hours and then fermented. Once dry, the Cabernet is aged in 100% new French oak for 22-27 months. All Kobalt wines are unfiltered to preserve the natural intensity of the fruit flavors.

Winery

Kobalt

Kobalt Wines was founded by Kevin Carriker in 1998. With the help of his friend, former-Merus winemaker Mark Herold, he purchased a small vineyard in Coombsville. After a couple of years, again with Mark’s help, Kevin made his first Cabernet Sauvignon.