The 2009 Cadaretta Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. It has intense up front aromatics, with red fruit, cardamom and clove. Strawberry and black cherry tones are underlain by deeper earthy notes. On the palate, pomegranate and black plum flavors lead to a sensual and voluminous mouthfeel. Refreshingly balanced alcohol and juicy natural acidity bring length and grace to this richly-textured wine.