2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Publication

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Antonio Galloni

Date

February 1, 2012

Rating

95

Review

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon impresses for its layers of dark, plush fruit. Hints of cassis, grilled herbs, tobacco and cedar develop in the glass, adding further complexity and depth. Firm tannins frame the long finish. This is a very classic and beautiful Cabernet. In 2008 the blend is 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, sourced from a number of sites, including Somerston, DeSantis, Lamoreaux and Snowden. Drink: 2013-2028.

Publication

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Robert Parker

Date

December 1, 2010

Rating

90-92

Review

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa has put on weight since last year. It now reveals a thick, opaque purple color in addition to bigger, denser fruit concentration than the '

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Date

May/June 2011

Rating

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.

Publication

Ronn Wiegand's Restaurant Wine

Author

Ronn Wiegand

Date

January/February 2012

Rating

Four+ Stars

Review

The Napa Valley bottling is a fairly rich wine with full body, good depth of fruit, evident toasty oak character, good balance, with a very persistent finish. It tastes of plum, cassis, spicy oak, toast, and tobacco.