Brookman Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Balanced and complex, our Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from from the famed Stagecoach Vineyard, located in south-eastern hills of Napa Valley. This intense, moutain-grown fruit boasts lush, layered dark fruit flavors on the nose with a palate that offers up solid structure in tannin with hints of minerality and a long finish. The 2009 vintage is noted for being a classic year for Cabernet Sauvignon with ideal conditions for complex and age-worthy wines.
The route to becoming a winemaker rarely leads straight-ahead. Gary left California State University, Humboldt with a zoology degree in hand to travel solo through New Zealand and Australia. A few weeks into his journey a chance opportunity to work a harvest in the McLaren Valle presented itself. Gary realized he had stumbled upon an experience that resonated. Winemaking combined his background in chemistry and interest in geology with the promise of a challenging career and appealing lifestyle. With newfound enthusiasm, Gary headed north to Napa Valley where he accepted a cellar job at Joseph Phelps Vineyards in 1980.