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Smith & Hook Winery Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon Monterey County

Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon, Monterey County 2009

Quick Overview

If you've long carried a negative attitude towards the epicentre of American wine, this bottle would be a fine place to begin changing your mind. The sumptuous colour; the landslide of berries, cherries, spices and cocoa; the lush texture; all will combine to allow this earthquake-zone Cabernet shake your belief structure to its core.

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Further Details

Deep ruby, this wonderfully expressive cabernet displays inviting aromas of plum, cassis, clove and cedar. On the palate it is lush and textured, with dense berry, nutmeg, and espresso flavours. Lovely dusty tannins, and a long, savoury finish. A real treat.

True to its ranch roots (it used to be a cattle and horse farm), Smith & Hook makes a stellar match for red meat. Pair it with an elegant prime rib with rosemary jus, five-spice grilled lamb, or red wine-braised short ribs with herbed polenta.
Hahn Estates released the first vintage of its signature Cabernet Sauvignon, Smith & Hook, to high acclaim in 1980.
Its vineyards are located in the Central Coast AVA, a large Californian 'appellation' running from Santa Barbara in the south to the San Francisco Bay in the north. The AVA is mostly planted with chardonnay, but Bordeaux's red grapes are important too.

Additional Information

Vintage 2009
Grape variety 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV 14.50%
Technical sheet Download supplier's pdf here

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