2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2008 vintage opens with an explosion of bright fruit and a hint ofpepper. Plum, blackberry and ripe cherry give way to a soft vanilla oak finish. Firm tannins and balanced acidity create an elegance and structure that will ensure a long and rewarding life in the cellar.
The growing season for the 2008 vintage saw a bit of everything. A lack of rainfall in the winter was followed by a surprising freeze in April and dramatic heat waves in May and August. While these conditions resulted in much smaller than average crops, the fruit that was produced presented powerful tannins, well balanced acidity and an elegant mix of flavors.