Reif Winery BACK VINTAGE Kiln-Dried Cabernet 2009

BACK VINTAGE Kiln-Dried Cabernet 2009



Vintage & Viticulture

2009 was an interesting vintage starting off cool and ending with a long warm fall. Spring came in with a wet April and a drier May which allowed a slow consistent flowering. The summer was wet and had temperatures 2-3 degrees below normal. Once again, the fall made the vintage, drier warm temperatures and cool nights allowed the fruit to develop further. Vineyard management was more important than ever, crops were maintained low and canopies trimmed to maximize the minimal heat and sun units.

Winemaker’s Notes

Grapes harvested from vines planted in 1988 and this was one of our first wines made using the appassimento style. We were experimenting with the kilns and this one got away from us and dried beyond 30 brix. Hence the style become more similar to a Reciotto. Which means there is residual sweetness on this kiln dried wine. Fermented and aged for 5 years before bottling. Similar to a port in flavour.

Tasting Notes

Deep coloured recioto style wine. This wine is lush, bold and rich with aromas and flavours of currant, dark cherry and blackberry. Intense on the palate with a long full-bodied finish. Pair with strong cheeses and walnuts or dark chocolate desserts.

Residual Sugar:40g/L


Brix At Harvest:22.5

Total Acidity:6.1g/L

Aging In Oak:60 months

Release Date:July 1, 2018


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