The 2009 growing season was a typical year on Red Mountain, where a cooler slightly delayed spring let to a relatively warm dry summer and typical autumn. The string of very consistent vintages with much in common continues, with 2005 to 2009 riding the wave continually very good growing conditions. Wines from 2009 are most similar to 2007 with slightly warmer temperatures than 2008 and a slightly longer growing season than 2008. With the older blocks of the vineyard now in their 17th growing season, the depth and complexity of the wines continues to improve, and the resulting wines show considerably more power than vintages 2006 and earlier.
Best to Drink: 2017 to 2035