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Past Vintages

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2009 Alibi Tasting Notes

Bud Break: April 29, 2009 
Veraison: August 3, 2008 
Oak Regime: Semillon barrel fermented in puncheons 
Harvest Date: na
Bottling Dates: March 24 and 25, 2010
Final Blend: • 75% Sauvignon Blanc • 25% Semillon 
Alcohol: 13.9% 

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“The nose on the 2009 Alibi is crisp and refreshing with lifted lime zest and grapefruit notes developing into complex  tropical fruit aromas. The palate displays citrus, grassiness and minerality. I find  that this wine has great structure, a very nice mouth feel and a long smooth finish. This makes Alibi not only a fantastic wine for food but enjoyable on its own.”
Graham Pierce, Winermaker
 

“The 2009 growing season started off with a cool spring which resulted in a later than normal bud break. However the cool spring was quickly followed by an exceptional fruit set in June and excellent growing conditions. This enabled rapid vine growth and the vineyard caught up quickly to where it should be. Steady warm and dry conditions graced the valley throughout the summer months and into the fall, which made for an early ripening of the grapes. The result was fruit of first rate quality, some of the best we have ever seen.”
Steve Carberry, Winegrower