Vineyard 29 Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Save $70.00 (26%)
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
An opaque, deep ruby hue in the glass reveals aromatic notes of crushed blackberries, cassis and loamy soil on the nose. After a moment in the glass, aromas of black plums, new saddle leather and dusty earth, with hints of dried wildflowers emerge, adding a delicate perfume to this compelling wine. On the palate fresh tobacco leaf and exuberant dark berries add richness and depth and marry perfectly with sweet tannins and a full-bodied finish.
The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard 29 Estate (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) has to take a backseat to the virtually perfect 2007, but it is another strong effort. Although slightly more austere than the exuberant 2007, it is loaded with fruit. An opaque ruby/purple hue is accompanied by notes of cassis, new saddle leather, camphor and loamy soil. The wine displays sweet tannin, medium to full-bodied flavors, outstanding richness and mild tannins in the finish. It requires 2-3 years of bottle age and should keep for 20-25 years.