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2010 Bob's Burn Pile Cabernet Sauvignon


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Price: $85.00
 
TECHNICAL DATA:
Appellation: Alexander Valley
100% Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottled: March 18, 2013
Production: 186 cases

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Press:
The Robb Report -December 2013
"...intensely dark and shows luscious black-plum fruit made more piquant by essences of cassis, charred bread, asphalt, and sweet, dried sage."
For Robert Young, whose family has farmed the same acreage in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley for five generations, one of the highlights of agricultural life was apparently lighting his burn pile—a large heap of dried cuttings that, once ignited, burned all day, leaving only a smoldering expanse of ash. Once the farm became a vineyard property, now known as the Robert Young Estate Winery, the patch of land that provided the mise-en-scène for Young’s bonfires proved so conducive to growing Cabernet Sauvignon that the family chose to vinify and bottle its fruit separately. The Robert Young 2010 Bob’s Burn Pile Cabernet Sauvignon ($85; www.ryew.com) is intensely dark and shows luscious black-plum fruit made more piquant by essences of cassis, charred bread, asphalt, and sweet, dried sage. - See more at: http://robbreport.com/wine-spirits-cigars/cellar-notes-robert-young-2010-bobs-burn-pile-cabernet-sauvignon?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly#sthash.ZB7fd5T6.dpuf
For Robert Young, whose family has farmed the same acreage in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley for five generations, one of the highlights of agricultural life was apparently lighting his burn pile—a large heap of dried cuttings that, once ignited, burned all day, leaving only a smoldering expanse of ash. Once the farm became a vineyard property, now known as the Robert Young Estate Winery, the patch of land that provided the mise-en-scène for Young’s bonfires proved so conducive to growing Cabernet Sauvignon that the family chose to vinify and bottle its fruit separately. The Robert Young 2010 Bob’s Burn Pile Cabernet Sauvignon ($85; www.ryew.com) is intensely dark and shows luscious black-plum fruit made more piquant by essences of cassis, charred bread, asphalt, and sweet, dried sage. - See more at: http://robbreport.com/wine-spirits-cigars/cellar-notes-robert-young-2010-bobs-burn-pile-cabernet-sauvignon?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly#sthash.ZB7fd5T6.dpuf

2010 Bob's Burn Pile Cabernet Sauvignon

Bob's Burn Pile is made in very limited production and has been called our 'Cult Cab.'

We are currently offering futures of the 2011 vintage! Please
email us with any questions or requests!


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If you asked Robert Young, he’d say his favorite job on the ranch was lighting the burn pile. Tending the fire was an all day chore: circling the flames with your shovel, making sure the fire did not jump its boundary and tossing partially burned debris into the flames. Once the flames were gone the fire was not dead yet. It would smolder for days until finally all that was left was a gray pile of ash that would eventually work itself into the soil. When Robert Young planted the first Cabernet Sauvignon in Alexander Valley behind his house in 1958, the vines flourished and eventually more were planted on top of Bob’s old burn pile on the hill to the south.

Over the years, when the fruit from Robert Young Vineyards was harvested and made into wine, some sections needed to be blended to be complete. On the other hand, the Cabernet Sauvignon grown among the volcanic rocks and ash on Bob’s Burn Pile always stood on its own: fully ripe, composed of perfect wine chemistry (tannins, acids, fruit sugars, and PH) needing nothing extra except some fine wood from a toasty French oak barrel. In 2004, Robert Young Estate Winery decided to make a very limited bottling of Bob’s Burn Pile Cabernet Sauvignon and we continue that tradition with this 2010 vintage. The wine was aged in 100% new barrels and aged for two years in the winery’s cave. The new French oak barrels are made by expert French coopers: Taransaud, Saint-Martin and Seguin Moreau.

The result is the finest wine the winery has to offer. No surprise when you consider the source: the soil filled with age old remnants of fiery explosions and the man who planted and tended his vines in the ashes of his own labors.


Winemaker Tasting Notes

Bob's Burn Pile is our only 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and it's aged for 24 months in 100% new French oak barrels. This Cabernet is luscious - deep, concentrated fruit with a hint of mocha and spice on the finish. This full-bodied wine is perfectly balanced with incredibly soft, silky tannin and a long, complex finish.


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