2008 vintage conditions produced very elegant Cabernet Sauvignon. The days were consistently warm but never peaking with heat, the nights notably cooler than previous years. As a result the phenolic, sugar and flavor ripeness evolved in perfect unison. The dry summer allowed no rain to hinder the perfectly healthy grape conditions. As with every year the window for picking Cabernet was narrow, but 2008 provided consistency of ripeness across the clusters which allowed for easy selection of these high quality Cabernet clusters and grapes throughout the selection process.
2008 is defined by its cherry and spice aromatics and further spice and red fruit flavors. The structure is elegant with highly integrated tannins. Having spent 14 months in French oak barrels, the 2008 Decero Cabernet Sauvignon is decidedly elegant with finesse on the long finish.