2009 Church and State Wines

2009 Church and State Wines

Quintessential, Red Okanagan Valley, B.C

$55.00 Quantity

VARIETAL: Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Cabernet Franc,Malbec,Petit Verdot

ALCOHOL: 14.50%

SIZE: 750ml

Ratings:

92 Points- Wine Enthusiast

Reviews:

Why We're Drinking It:

Dense and dark in colour, with ultra-black cherry and cassis aromas complexed by notes of coffee, baker's chocolate, pencil shavings and graphite aromas. On the palate, there is dark concentrated black cherry fruit and gorgeous tannin structure producing great richness and length, but with impeccable balance. The wine coats and totally fills your mouth, and a staggering array of complex flavours continue to linger in your mouth long after swallowing. Drink now through 2020, possibly aging longer, depending on your preferences and individual assessment of the wine over the years.

The Story to Know:

The name Church & State symbolizes a balance between the many elements involved in creating the highest quality wine we can produce.

This concept of balance permeates everything we do, a balance between the head and the heart, between change and tradition. We find balance in the climate of this region, in the growing of our grapes, the aging of our wines in French oak barrels in our cellar and in the premium vintages we produce.

In the Okanagan Valley near Oliver we farm 70 acres on estate land, mainly on the renowned Black Sage Bench, and a further 30 acres through our partnerships with growers in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys. We also have 11 acres of planted grapes on the Saanich Peninsula. We pay close attention to our grapes, from preparing the land to choosing the right clones and rootstock, to careful hand pruning and harvesting.

Our guiding principle is that you can make great wine only if you have great grapes. Great grapes are produced on the best land, most suitable to the varietal planted and with great attention to detail and timing throughout the planting, growing and harvesting process.

Dense and dark in colour, with ultra-black cherry and cassis aromas complexed by notes of coffee, baker's chocolate, pencil shavings and graphite aromas. On the palate, there is dark concentrated black cherry fruit and gorgeous tannin structure producing great richness and length, but with impeccable balance. The wine coats and totally fills your mouth, and a staggering array of complex flavours continue to linger in your mouth long after swallowing. Drink now through 2020, possibly aging longer, depending on your preferences and individual assessment of the wine over the years.

92 Points- Wine Enthusiast

The name Church & State symbolizes a balance between the many elements involved in creating the highest quality wine we can produce.

This concept of balance permeates everything we do, a balance between the head and the heart, between change and tradition. We find balance in the climate of this region, in the growing of our grapes, the aging of our wines in French oak barrels in our cellar and in the premium vintages we produce.

In the Okanagan Valley near Oliver we farm 70 acres on estate land, mainly on the renowned Black Sage Bench, and a further 30 acres through our partnerships with growers in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys. We also have 11 acres of planted grapes on the Saanich Peninsula. We pay close attention to our grapes, from preparing the land to choosing the right clones and rootstock, to careful hand pruning and harvesting.

Our guiding principle is that you can make great wine only if you have great grapes. Great grapes are produced on the best land, most suitable to the varietal planted and with great attention to detail and timing throughout the planting, growing and harvesting process.