Dedication™

Our 2008 Dedication® marks the sixth release of our bordelaise project. This wine is a complex and fruity blend incorporating the four most common varietals used in this style of wine; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec.

Dedication

Blending such a wine is one of the most fun and rewarding parts of a winemakers job. On the nose, the 2008 Dedication offers rich blackberry, currant, plum and loads of jammy cherry with faint seasonings of dark chocolate, truffle oil, oak, coriandor, and minerals. A velvety core of lush red fruit emerges from the ripeness of our small-berried hillside fruit. This generously proportioned wine expands as it moves through the palate with a seemingly endless finish. Ultimately, what you’ll find is the classic Schweiger marriage of power and finesse. It’s hard for me to figure out what is more fun, making this wine…or drinking it!

Price: 750ML $85 RETAIL | $68 CLUB Join the club

1.5L Magnum $225 RETAIL | $180 CLUB

  

TechnicalAnalysisAging

Varietal Percentage: 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 6% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc
Age of vines and soil type: 11-28 year old vines planted in deep volcanic soils at a 2000′ elevation
Harvest Sugar: 26.2 degrees Brix.
Fermentation time/Temperature Range: 12 days, 67-92 F.
Fermentation container/maceration: 12 days, 61-98 degrees F.

Alcohol: 15.1%
pH: 3.62
TA: 0.59
V.A.: 0.63 g/L
R.S.: Dry

Length/type of aging: 32 months in new 60 gal French Oak barrels.
Bottled: April 2010.
Approximate lifespan under proper cellar conditions: 20+ years.
Number of cases produced: 690 cases.
Release Date: July 2011.
Winemaker: Andrew T. Schweiger.

Events

  • Nov
    5

    Winemaker Dinner at Gideon Ridge Inn

    Blowing Rock, NC
  • Nov
    7

    Winemaker Dinner at the Trump International Club

    Charlotte, NC

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Contact Details

Schweiger Vineyards

4015 Spring Mountain Rd.

St. Helena, CA 94574

p. 707-963-4882

f. 707-963-7980

svwine@schweigervineyards.com