We are focused on crafting exceptional wines from our estate grown Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. We believe that minimal handling and manipulation of our grapes and wine yields the purest expression of Detert Family Vineyard’s unique terroir. To that end, we hand pick and sort every cluster of grapes. We allow natural fermentation of the must in the tank, and malolactic fermentation in barrel. We press our wines directly into a mix of new and one-, two-, and three-year old French oak barrels.
The 2009 Cabernet Franc is our 10th vintage of Cabernet Franc from our family vineyard. This vintage shows classic Detert Cabernet Franc aromas of baking chocolate, cassis, anise and sage. Full bodied with mouth filling richness and wonderful texture that is both lush and dense. Delicious flavors of dark cherry, blueberry, anise and notes of mineral and baking spice. The long finish echoes dark fruit flavors and again shows off the rich soft texture of this wine. Delicious now but will continue to improve for a decade or more. 216 Cases Produced, $70 per bottle
A classy Franc that weaves together tiers of fresh earth, leather, sage and dried berry. Shows impressive focus, structure and length. Drink now through 2022. 92 Points
The 2009 Detert Cabernet Sauvignon displays an enticing range of blackberry, cassis and mineral aromas. The palate is seductive - rich, dense and concentrated but also silky and smooth. Flavors of berry and cassis are layered with notes of baking cocoa and hints of black olive. Beautifully seamless mid-palate and incredibly long finish. The density, texture and finesse of this wine make for an incredible combination that is drinkable now but will certainly gain complexity for years to come. 167 Cases Produced, $75 per bottle