2009 The Knockout
Returning to the ring is one of our favorite labels and wines, 2009 The Knockout. With a gorgeous garnet color and aromatics of black licorice, rich high-toned fruits and dried apricots, this wine opens with a pow. Blackberry, cardamom, plum and cedar dominate the palate with juicy tannins and a lingering finish of clove and baking spices. Throw in the towel, and surrender to this wine!
- 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc
278 cases produced
The Wine Advocate #198
December 2011 (93 points) – Antonio Galloni
Drink: 2012 - 2019
The Cabernet Sauvignon-based 2009 The Knockout is a very appropriately named wine. It won't win any contests for subtlety, but the wine delivers tons of fruit in a rich, hedonistic style. Layers of fruit flow through to an equally bombastic finish. Despite its richness, the wine has fabulous balance. Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc (8% each) round out the blend.