Delectus Bear Crossing 2009-2012 Cabernet Vertical

Delectus Bear Crossing 2009-2012 Cabernet Vertical

Robert Parker recently wrote: "Kudos to Delectus for making wines that ultimately will prove the magnificent aging potential of what they're doing in Knights Valley."
- Wine Advocate Issue #223, March 2016.


The Delectus property was a summer residence for poet and writer Robert Louis Stevenson, who spent much time sitting outside writing and admiring the view. Neighboring Mount St. Helena is now a State park named after the writer.

 

The combination of soil, elevation, and microclimate at the Ranch is ideal for this style of wines. There is a balance of rock, sand, gravel and dirt in the soil to provide ample drainage and heat absorption. In addition, the south-facing exposure allows fruit to be picked earlier than most vineyards at such high elevation in order to harvest before potential rain. The Ranch sits above the fog line, which provides a more moderate climate, unlike the valley floor where daytime and nighttime temperatures can vary dramatically. As a result, the wines are more concentrated, tannic, and inky, which is the quality and essence of Delectus.

$520.00

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All Delectus wines are crafted unfined & unfiltered and are completely unadulterated.

Bear Crossing:  1,800 - 2,000 feet in elevation.  California clones 6 and 7.

Delectus 2009 Bear Crossing Cabernet Sauvignon
The Ranch in Knights Valley sits above the fog line overlooking Peter Michael Winery. The terroir at The Ranch is conducive for making more concentrated, tannic, and inky wines which are the essence of Delectus. All Delectus wines are crafted unfined & unfiltered and are completely unadulterated.
Delectus 2010 Bear Crossing Cabernet Sauvignon
The Ranch in Knights Valley sits above the fog line overlooking Peter Michael Winery. The terroir at The Ranch is conducive for making more concentrated, tannic, and inky wines which are the essence of Delectus. All Delectus wines are crafted unfined & unfiltered and are completely unadulterated.
Delectus 2011 Bear Crossing Cabernet Sauvignon
The Ranch in Knights Valley sits above the fog line overlooking Peter Michael Winery. The terroir at The Ranch is conducive for making more concentrated, tannic, and inky wines which are the essence of Delectus. All Delectus wines are crafted unfined & unfiltered and are completely unadulterated.
Delectus 2012 Bear Crossing Cabernet Sauvignon
The Ranch in Knights Valley sits above the fog line overlooking Peter Michael Winery. The terroir at The Ranch is conducive for making more concentrated, tannic, and inky wines which are the essence of Delectus. All Delectus wines are crafted unfined & unfiltered and are completely unadulterated.
Review (1) -
Average Review 5
Posted by: James
On: 8/9/2017

Big big wine!

Opened the 2009 last weekend. Wow, a huge cab. Beautiful color, complex, inky, stunning. It's a keeper--I highly recommend.

I gave it about a 2-hour decant. Per the video, I won't be touching the 2010 or 12 for several years.

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