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Vintage
2009
Nobile

2009 Nobile
Varietal Blend
Cabernet 54%
Syrah 46%
Avg Sugar at Harvest
23 Brix
Alcohol
14.10
Cases Produced
150
Opt Consumption
2013-2023
Cooperage
50% new French oak
Harvest Date
Sep 29-Oct 27, 2009
Bottling Date
April 2011
Release Date
November 2012

Nobile is Montemaggiore's own special blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah from our estate vineyards. Every year the exact blend may vary slightly—the 2009 Nobile is 54% Cabernet Sauvignon and 46% Syrah—but the synergy between these two varietals always produces a wonderful, age-worthy wine.

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Vineyard Profile: Estate Vineyard
Located on a mountainside high above Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County, the rocky soils of Montemaggiore's estate vineyards produce intensely flavored grapes at naturally low yields. Using biodynamic practices and organic materials, we farm Paolo's Vineyard without chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides.

2009 Vintage
The 2009 growing season was almost picture-perfect with a dry, mild spring and a warm (but not too hot) summer. Harvest started on time in late September, but a few weeks into it, meteorologists predicted a huge rainstorm. The relatively thin skins of our Syrah would not be able to withstand a large amount of rain, and working on a muddy mountainside is problematic. Thus the tail end of our Syrah harvest was accelerated, and we brought in the last grapes just before five inches of rain fell on the north coast of California.

Winemaker's Goal
With the Nobile blend, Cabernet's strengths (structure, ageability, and depth) are combined with syrah's strengths (breadth of flavors, soft tannins)—thereby yielding a wine that's appealing fruit aromas, easy to drink young or aged, and a lot of complexity to keep you sipping! More on Nobile Winemaking

Tasting Notes
The 2009 Nobile exudes black cherry and blackberry aromas, underpinned by hints of licorice, tobacco, and cocoa. On the palate, its structure is classic mouth-filling Cabernet, balancing power and elegance, with a velvety smooth finish. Nobile pairs well with a simple grilled steak, braised short ribs, osso buco, grilled sausage, beef and vegetable stew, roasted squash, and polenta with grilled portobellos.
Winemaking Notes
The Cabernet and Syrah were hand-harvested separately at optimum tannin and flavor ripeness, and each was fermented separately to bring out its strengths: the structured complexity of the Cabernet and spicy berry flavors of the Syrah. The Cabernet underwent a short cold soak and an 11-day fermentation while the Syrah underwent a short cold soak with a 12-day fermentation. After a gentle pressing in a stainless steel basket press in order to limit astringency, the wine aged in French oak barrels. The wine was blended in September 2010, and bottled after barrel aging for 19 months.

Food Pairings
Being a balanced blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, this wine goes well with the dishes that traditionally go well with each varietal.  

Nobile pairs well with a grilled steak, braised short ribs, grilled sausage, roasted squash, braised lamb shanks, and polenta with grilled portobellos.

Consider our recipe for osso buco.

Accolades

Other Vintages
Montemaggiore has been producing Nobile, a Cabernet-Syrah blend since our inception in 2002, although from 2002-2004 it was called Superiore.  

 
Varietal Blend
Cabernet 54%
Syrah 46%
Avg Sugar at Harvest
23 Brix
Alcohol
14.10
Cases Produced
150
Opt Consumption
2013-2023
Cooperage
50% new French oak
Harvest Date
Sep 29-Oct 27, 2009
Bottling Date
April 2011
Release Date
November 2012