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2009 Barons V Petit Barone – Review

By Duane Pemberton
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Matt Loso – famous for helping to build Matthews Cellars in Woodinville Washington, is the winemaker for Barons V  and this little blend proves that he hasn’t skipped a beat in his winemaking / blending ability.

Technical Data:

  • Vineyards: Conner Lee, Hedges Estate, Wallula Vineyard
  • Appellation: Columbia Valley
  • Grape Varieties: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot
  • Average Vine Age: 26 years
  • Average Yields: 1.7 – 3.4 Tons /Acre
  • Harvest dates: September 25th – October 20th, 2009
  • Barrel Type: French Oak
  • Barrel Age: 50% New, 50% Neutral
  • Barrel Maker: Mixed
  • Time in Barrel: 22 Months\
  • Alcohol (ethanol): 14.3% by volume
  • pH: 3.71
  • Titratable Acidity: 5.7 g/L
  • Total Production: 148 – 750mL x 12 cases
  • Suggested Retail: $30.00 / 750mL bottle
  • Release Date: March 2012

Nose: Dark choccolate, blueberry, peppercorn, leather glove, black cherry, plum, vanilla and a splash of oak.

Taste: This is a Washington wine that drinks as if it’s from Califronia – in a well-made kind of way. It has a beautiful combination of fruit, body and oak – yes oak but not in a bad way. In fact, once this wine opens up a bit its neauance of wine stays in check and presents a glass of wine that’s like a well-oiled machine. Fruit, tannin, acid and finish abound in spades – an easy purchase for $30.

W.E.P. Rating: 100%