For the April release from theClub, we chose the 2009 De Novo Bastille. Born of grapes harvested from select family-owned vineyards throughout Sonoma County, this wine deftly balances bright Sonoma fruit with the subtleties you expect from Old World winemaking.
The 2009 Bastille is De Novo's signature Bordeaux-style blend. While most Bordeaux blends heavily favor either Cabernet Sauvignon (known as a Left Bank blend) or Merlot (a Right Bank blend), the winemaking team determined that for this vintage, a bit more balance was in order, ultimately landing at 59% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3% Cabernet Franc.
De Novo, Latin for beginning anew, is a fantastic example of the good that can be born of challenging situations. Founded by 3 partners in the midst of big life transitions, De Novo focuses on making Old World wines from the grapes of small family-owned vineyards throughout Sonoma County.
Tasting Notes: Cherry, strawberry, cloves and slight minerality; easy tannins and a long compelling finish