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2009 Humbaba Rhone Blend
Wine Specs
Vintage
2009
Varietal
Red Rhône Blend
Appellation
Sonoma
Harvest Date
September 29 - October 30, 2009
Sugar
22.0 - 27.5
Acid
6.1 gms/L
pH
3.62
Aging
18% New French Oak
Bottling Date
April 22, 2012
Residual Sugar
0.00
Alcohol %
14.3

2009 Humbaba Rhone Blend

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SKU: 09HMRB
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This rendition of Humbaba shows wonderful aromas and flavors of brown spices such as cardamom and mace, combined with chocolate, and root. On the palate find fruits of blackberries and ripe plum interlaced with dried herbs, a hint of olive, and pain grille. The body is rich and full with mouth coating, persistent tannins.
Awards
Gold Medal - 2013 Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition
Vineyard Notes
The grapes that make up the Humbaba blend come from cool climate Syrah sites in the Russian River and Rincon Valleys. The Petite Sirah came from southern Napa Valley and the incredible Red Hills of Lake County. The quality is extremely high, which is evidenced that we produce vineyard designated wines from each of these four vineyards. The 2009 vintage included a small percentage of white varietals for the first time. Each of these vineyards add to the symphony of complex aromas and flavors, and Humbaba’s incredible balance.
Production Notes
We performed a 96 hour cold soak and twice-daily pump-overs until fermentation began, at which time we performed twice-daily punch downs. Indigenous yeast was utilized. Aged completely in French oak, 18% new.
Winemaker Notes
For this vintage of Humbaba, we combined Syrah (55%), Petite Sirah (42%), and for the first time some white varieties Marsanne/Roussanne/Grenache Blanc (3%). This small amount of white wine adds a feminine quality to this robust red, as well as brightness and floral components which will become more evident as this wine ages.