Kukkula 2009 Red Blend, IPO, Paso Robles

Kukkula 2009 Red Blend, IPO, Paso Robles

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Extraordinary Mature Cab Blend. We've done the aging for you!!!

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About Kukkula 2009 Red Blend, IPO, Paso Robles

There's a twinge of excitement that comes when you find a past vintage wine that's matured perfectly and is showing the pronounced expression and all of the gorgeous nuances, tinges and shades of flavor that come to a fine wine with aging.  That’s what we experienced when we tasted this 2009 red blend from Paso Robles. It was “Wow”, no waiting, this wine was delivering all you could want right now.

Kukkula is an organic, dry-farmed estate in the Adelaida District of Paso Robles. Kukkula means "hill" or "high place" in Finnish and the altitude here plays an important role of cooling down the sun-drenched vineyards and allowing the grapes to ripen slowly and retain balance and complexity.

This wine is a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Zinfandel and 9% Syrah, all estate fruit, with yields limited to 1-2 tons per acre. It fermented with native yeasts and very little intervention and was aged on the lees in the barrels and stirred regularly through the malolactic fermentation.

When it was released Josh Reynolds of Vinous scored it 90 points and said "Opaque purple. Aromatic nose combines blackberry, blueberry, cola, licorice and dark chocolate. Youthfully tight, with harmonious acidity lifting the flavors of dark berries, bitter cherry and licorice. Finishes with broad, dusty tannins and good length. This wine could use some time to stretch out but drinks well now, with some aeration."

Now that it has matured in the winery cellars for almost 10 years those "broad dusty tannins" have turned to silk and satin and the flavor profile has exploded with figs, flowers, dried berries, exotic spice, dark cocoa and roasted nuts and a finish that won't quit.

As I said we were extremely excited to luck into this gem but now the excitement can be yours when you grab this beautifully aged, ready to drink Cab blend AND, at a price that doesn't come close to matching the quality. It won't last long, so don't wait!

Wine Details

  • Alcohol % 14.2%
  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Wine Type Red
  • Country United States
  • Region California
  • Appellation Paso Robles

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