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J. Doran Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

J. Doran Vineyards

2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Napa Valley, CA


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It is always a special treat to own bottles signed by the winemaker. Receive your bottles personally autographed by Chris Doran when you purchase this wine by the case (12 bottles).

Angel Favorite:

Thank you to Chris Doran of J. Doran Vineyards for pulling a few cases from his library. So frequently requested by Cellar Angels members, we relish the opportunity to revisit such an exquisite Cabernet Sauvignon and taste its evolution. 

Tasting Notes:

Each vineyard is carefully selected by Chris Doran and the grapes are hand-picked, sorted and properly aged in new French oak. The attention to detail can be tasted in each and every glass of this perfectly aged Cabernet Sauvignon. It should be noted that this wine could easily stand up next to a $75 Cabernet. The secret can be yours alone. 

This is a rich, complex wine made from old vine Cabernet Sauvignon with a powerful concentrated palate and stunning mouthfeel. Aged nineteen months in French oak barrels, this boisterous Cabernet still exhibits aromas and flavors of blackberry and briary fruit that lead to nuances of dark chocolate, cedar and sandalwood. 

  • Grapes
    90% Cabernet Sauvignon; 10% Merlot
  • Region
    Yountville, Napa Valley, CA
  • Production
    50 Cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    Drink now through 2018
Chris J. Doran
About the Winemaker:
About the Vineyard:
Located on a steep hillside in the world famous Napa Valley, the vines of J. Doran Vineyards were planted by hand in 2004. Literally a labor of love, every hole for each stake was hand dug as the terrain does not allow for commercial equipment. Following the philosophy that great wine is made in the vineyard, each vine is carefully managed to ensure the finest possible fruit at harvest. The warm climate and well-draining soil make the vines struggle to get moisture, resulting in more concentrated wine with a crisp richness. The vineyard also benefits from the warm morning sun and shade in the afternoon. Those ideal sunlight conditions combined with breezes from the nearby Delta river moderate the temperature to allow the grapes to steadily and slowly ripen.
Additional Winemaker Notes:
Food Pairing Suggestions:
Though aging beautifully, this wine still contains some power to stand up to hearty dishes. Beef, pasta with meat sauce, lamb and hamburgers pair beautifully, as do hard aged cheeses, mushroom dishes and dark chocolate.
About the Winery
J. Doran Vineyards Winemaker Chris Doran has enjoyed two careers in California’s most famous industries. After over twenty years in the entertainment business, Chris became lured by the romance of the wine industry. He began making wine with Domenico Winery in San Carlos, CA. Learn more