Original
98 Ratings
Mettler Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
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Wine Details

Winemaker's Notes

Deep, complex and polished, the Mettler Cabernet Sauvignon is indistinguishable in character and from its well known counterparts in the premium cabernet districts in California. Layers of supple black cherry, mocha and vanilla flavors, are underscored by pretty toasty oak and well-integrated tannins. A rich mouth-feel guides you gently toward the long, lush, elegant finish. The grapes chosen for this wine came from two of our outstanding blocks of Cabernet - both of which are planted from read more... Deep, complex and polished, the Mettler Cabernet Sauvignon is indistinguishable in character and from its well known counterparts in the premium cabernet districts in California. Layers of supple black cherry, mocha and vanilla flavors, are underscored by pretty toasty oak and well-integrated tannins. A rich mouth-feel guides you gently toward the long, lush, elegant finish. The grapes chosen for this wine came from two of our outstanding blocks of Cabernet - both of which are planted from unique French clones. For each vineyard, the planting and trellis system were customized for the vineyard site. The vines on one of the vineyards, situated on a hillside, are contoured to follow the natural curvature of a bordering creek. The other vineyard has a unique trellis system to help the grapes ripen more evenly. A custom-designed modification to the VSP (vertical shoot postitioning) trellis system allows the fruit in this vineyard to bask in the morning sunlight but then shelters it from the afternoon sun. The crop level was controlled using various viticulture techniques and was farmed with the latest biologically integrated farming system practices. This includes a reduction of synthetic chemicals and fertilizers in the vineyard; controlled deficient irrigation; and cover crops, which help to maintain the structure and fertility of the soil. Oak: 13 months new and aged French oak (hide)

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/04