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Dear CHW Friends & Fans!

I am really thrilled to share with you our third major Fall 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon release today. You’ll recall we released Lot 290 2008 Spring Mountain Cabernet back in August which is sold out. We are now back with Lot 267 2009 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon from the same producer (and, yes, we did transpose the Lot #’s which is why the younger wine has an earlier Lot #). You’ll also recall that we released Lot 290 very soon after bottling – that’s not the case with Lot 267 which was bottled at the same time as Lot 290 and has a good three months in the bottle. There are less than 500 cases of this wine, which I consider the better of the two vintages, and it will go quickly. The information below is from our Lot 290 release email but as it's pertinent to this release I have included it here. The wine notes, however, are for Lot 267.

A while back our offices were graced with the presence of a gentleman (We'll call him 'Joe') who has made a significant impact on the adult beverage business. Having recently sold his rather large enterprise he was looking to further simplify his life and wind down his wine business to boot. I’ll never forget the moment during negotiations when, while sitting in my office, he looked at me and said. “Cameron, what you have to ask yourself, how do I make 'Joe' happy?” Pretty hysterical line that gets repeated around here in various forms on a weekly basis. Well, I am happy to report that while we didn’t make our friend and neighbor too happy, we did strike a deal for pretty much the entire cellar (about 20 Lots of wine) including two lots of Cabernet that typically retail for $60+/bottle. The second offering from this dynamite collection of wines will make you very happy.

Lot 267 wine hails from a rather famous vineyard up on Spring Mountain that has been in what is pretty much a perpetual state of development since the 1960’s. Spring Mountain is a rather cool climate and growing grapes up there is an adventure as fruit struggles to ripen each year. Luckily the 2009 vintage was as good as it gets from the site. This a savory, inky old-school, terroir driven Cabernet packed with black mountains of fruit, Italian plums, blackberries, black cherry and pomegranates intermingle effortlessly with licorice, toasted vanilla and California bay. Chewy cashmere texture contrasts ethereal high-toned acidity all tightly wrapped in a deliciously elegant package. This is high elevation fruit at its best.

As I said previously, there is only a small quantity of this wine available. As always our customer service team is standing by to help, so please email us or call at 1-800-805-1971.


Cameron Hughes

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