Baehner Fournier Estate Vineyard "V3" 2009
Varietals: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Proprietor: Bob Baehner and Vicki Fournier
This is only our second release of a purely varietal Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine shows a lovely deep ruby color. The vineyard’s signature aromas and flavors of cherry and cassis dominate, while subtle notes of cedar, camphor, white pepper and pencil shavings round out the aromatics. The wine was aged entirely in French oak barrels, of which 20% were new barrels. A firm texture of natural acidity and sweet tannins balance out the intensity of the fruit on the palate, and encourage the notion that this wine will have a long life while developing and ageing in the bottle.
Accolades and Awards:
Silver Medal at the 2011 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
Baehner Fournier Estate Vineyard:
We planted our vineyard ten years ago on a lovely eastern ridge overlooking the Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County. Our Bordeaux cloned vines matured and adapted to the thin rocky soils, hilly terrain and blustering winds. The winds and heat reduce the need for frequent spraying of the vines. Ground varmints are trapped rather than poisoned. Our resident barn owls help in this process.
Sage and oak trees surround the vineyard. We live in harmony with quail, roadrunners, bobcat, an occasional mountain lion, coyote, deer, rabbits and other wildlife tucked under the surrounding chaparral. This is our concept of sustainable farming and we are committed to it. We believe the grapes prosper and benefit from this natural setting.
- Item #: BFVSO08
- Manufacturer: Baehner Fournier Estate Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley CA