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April 8, 2011 | Wine | the20 team

theClub April release: 2009 De Novo Bastille

2009 De Novo BastilleFor 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


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