Derby 2009 Red Blend Implico


2009 Red Blend

Central Coast AVA
Gold Wine Club Selection
89 Points — Stephen Tanzer

East and West Paso Robles
53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 13% Petit Verdot, 7% Cabernet Franc
32 months in oak
Cases Produced
Enjoy Until

Latin for intimately connected, Implico is Derby Wine Estates’ red blend produced of varieties grown on two of the winery’s estate vineyards. The 2009 Implico is Bordeaux in style and comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are from Laura’s Vineyard in east Paso Robles, while the Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc are from Derby Vineyard in west Paso Robles. Blended together, the fruit beautifully complements each other and the result is a wonderfully well-balanced wine with nice flavor complexities.

The 2009 Implico is deep red in color with aromas of blackberries and raspberries with a touch of oak and a hint of vanilla. Lush and broad on the palate, this wine displays good energy with its lively, fresh fruit flavors of berries and cassis.

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