the chthonic powers of 2009 2 bottles each of 2 red wines - The Scholium Project
the chthonic powers of 2009 2 bottles each of 2 red wines
2009 was a ripe, warm year for us. We experienced rain at the end of the harvest, but it only refreshed the vines and the grapes. These two wines represent all of the ripe-- but not fruity--character of the vintage. They are both leathery, intensely animal wines:
  • 2009 HUDSON VINEYARDS ANDROKTEINOS
    100% whole-cluster syrah, all fermented in puncheon with foot-treading
  • 2009 TENBRINK VINEYARDS BABYLON
    amarone-like but utterly dry Petite Sirah; also pucheon-fermented.

The wines in this selection are all ready to drink; each can also mature at least for another 10 years. They are youthful, but none is unapproachable.
 The individual wines would cost more than $310 if purchased separately. You may combine this selection with other ones, including individual wines.

A selection of 2009 red wines that represent the deepest powers of the vintage