2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Publications

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Date

May/June 2011

Award

91

Review

Glass-staining ruby. Expressive aromas of cassis, licorice, violet and smoky minerals, complemented by subtle oak spice. Creamy, broad, sweet and lush but with lively mid-palate energy giving lift to the dark berry and floral flavors. Pliant and seamless cabernet, with firm supporting tannins adding shape and grip to the persistent finish. Ramey told me that this wine was made completely from free-run juice.

Wine

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley