A Christmas Tradition

Hey, come on in! We’re havin’ a little “Christmas Special” in here tonight! Jing-a-jing-jingle!

Me and my pack, we got three hundred and sixty-four days a year to blow off some steam. They say “What stable do you all stay in?” and we answer “Un, baby, un!” Ha ha! No, that’s just a joke, ask at the desk, I’ll see you get a key.

Up on the rooftop, ho ho ho, get a glass, don’t drink it slow! Listen, it takes a lot of work to play piano with these hooves. Baby, I’m an entertainer! These antlers are always rattlin’! And that’s why my parties are the best. Good food, good guests, that great Vixen across the room, and six bottles of my signature 2009 Blitzen from Woot Cellars.

Hey, maybe you’re into Dancers, it ain’t no matter by me! Swing, baby, it’s a party! If you’re my guest, I want you havin’ gun. That’s why each bottle of Blitzen 2009 has that deep nose of brandied cherries, cocoa powder and vanilla. Man, I ain’t seen a nose like that since ol’ Rudy thought he was cuuuude! Ha ha! Dash, you remember that? When was that, ‘68? Wooo, we never let him forget that day! But I’m telling you, stand up fella. Love that guy more than the taste of baked cherry tart with hints of raspberry liqueur.

Hey, don’t act like it’s late. Up here, the nights are six months long, and we’re just getting started! Tell you what, you take these six bottles and start catchin’ up, I’m gonna peek in the sauna, see what Cupid’s up to. When I get back, you better be full of holiday cheer, you get me? Otherwise I’ll break your back, you moog!

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Features

2009 Woot Cellars Blitzen

  • Bottled August, 2011
  • Alcohol  14.5%
  • Release Date:  November 28th
  • Winemaker: Ty Caton
  • pH: 3.29
  • TA: 7.39 grams/liter
  • Residual sugar: 2.8 gms/liter (0.28%)
  • Appellation  California, various parts of northern California
  • Vintage 2009
  • 59% Merlot, 16% Sangiovese, 14% Petite Sirah, 7% Zinfandel, 4% Grenache
  • Produced and bottled by Ty Caton Vineyards
Aromas of brandied cherries, vanilla and cocoa powder.  Sweet entry with flavors of baked cherry tart and raspberry liqueur.  On the palate, lively acidity carries flavors through to the finish.

Specs

2009 Woot Cellars Blitzen

Winery Details

Ty Caton Vineyards

Founded:
1997
Owners:
Ty Caton
Location:
Sonoma, CA
We achieve wines of authenticity by working with nature to showcase the true flavors of the grapes. Ty Caton personally manages the entire winemaking process, from planting the vines, to farming the grapes, to making the wine here in Sonoma Valley. By using exclusively estate grown grapes he is able to have complete control over the process and personally tend to the wine from soil to glass. His acute awareness of the land enables him to make wines that show the great potential of the vineyard site.
Ty Caton’s philosophy is that wine is a natural product and should be treated as such. His winemaking uses limited intervention, which allows the wines to speak for themselves and import the true expression of the vineyard. He ferments with wild yeast that naturally occurs in the grapes so that the wines are manipulated as little as possible. As a Sonoma Valley winemaker and grape grower he strives to produce the ‘wow factor’ by creating wines that are bold, highly extracted and beautifully structured. Ty Caton believes that blending is an art form and uses master blending techniques to combine different grape varieties and clones to create wines with many layers of complexity in aroma and flavor. By allowing the grapes to show their true character and enhancing it through blending, Ty Caton is forging a new definition of quality in Sonoma Valley winemaking.

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