More Details - 2009 Butterdragon Hill Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L)
2009 marked a return to normalcy -- if any year is normal in farming -- after a challenging and low production 2008. Mild temperatures and little rain throughout the spring and early summer had everything looking good and moving at a slow pace. It warmed up just-in-time for veraison and the clusters colored quickly and evenly. Continued mild weather throughout August and September gave the fruit plenty of time to get ripe. Baconbrook, always the first ready for harvest, came in on September 23rd. Butterdragon Hill continued its slow maturity into October until late season rains followed by cooler weather caused a more urgent ending to what had been a fairly mellow year. We harvested Butterdragon in two different picks on October 7th and October 21st.