The wine is brimming with fruit aromas and flavors biased to the black fruit end of the Cabernet spectrum: plums, blackberry, black currant. Rich and full-bodied on the palate, this Cabernet drinks well on release but will soften and develop with additional age. For those who seek youthful fresh Cabernet fruit aromas and a more structured wine, drink it from 2010 through 2014. If you prefer the less fruity, more developed bottle bouquet aromas and a softer, more velvety wine on the palate, drink it from 2015-2025.
"A real steal and one of the greatest sleepers I have tasted from Napa (the Mecca for expensive Cabernet Sauvignons) is Buehler’s 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon from their vineyards in Napa Valley. There are only 1,800 cases of this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, so this offering is likely to disappear quickly from the marketplace. It offers a dark ruby/purple-tinged color, abundant black currant, licorice and smoky tobacco leaf characteristics, medium to full body, a supple, velvety style and impressive purity, texture and length. Consume it over the next 10+ years. "
The Wine Advocate
Big & Bold
I usually trust Parker's ratings but he is a little off on this one. This is a solid 87-88 but not deserving of the 90. The wine Spectator rating of 86 is more accurate. The Che. St. Michelle Indian Wells or Mondavi Napa blow this away at about the same price. The Buehler has that very typical lower-end flavor profile of Napa cabs in this price range. Good but not Exceptional value.
Buehler is making interesting wines. I only bought one bottle but I still recall its distinctive entertainment.
Big & Bold
For best results drink at room temp (lower 70's) do not chill even a little. I had it ever so slightly chilled and it was extremely dry almost flat after sitting for a while to room temp the flavors opened up quite a bit to a big and bold. A good wine in its price range if served properly.