NAPA VALLEY 2008
Cabernet Sauvignon 85% Merlot 10% Petit Verdot 5%
A classic Old World style Napa Valley Cabernet in the style when Cabernets were all about terroir and a great food wine. Its moderate alcohol level allows the wine to show off its flavors, structure and acidity. It is a wine with a linear structure that clearly defines its presence.
The 2008 vintage was a bold vintage with intensity and full body. It had a dramatic growing season, with damaging vineyard buds and heat spikes during bloom in May and in August. It delivered a very small crop due to these extremes but had exceptional quality. The vintage produced wines that are very rich and full-bodied and well-balanced, with plenty of tannins for aging.
Blackberry aromas lead to a firm mouth feel with integrated, refined tannins; with blueberry and earth flavors, which linger on the finish.
The vineyard is located in the Oak Knoll District Appellation, Napa Valley, which has the warmth of the valley yet also enjoys the cool breezes of the San Francisco Bay, providing beautiful acidity- the ingredients of a great food wine.
Grilled and roasted meats, hearty vegetables, pasta with hearty sauces and hard cheeses. Or just sip!
60% in new French Oak Barrels and 40% in once used French Oak Barrels. Medium toast.
Drinkable Now. Age worthy for 10+ years from vintage date.