The 2008 Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon opens with notes of black fruits, cassis and black currants. The fruit forward aromas are pronounced in the youth of this wine which promises elegance as complex herbal layers of juniper and bramble characteristic of Spring Mountain follow on the nose. Vanilla and Chinese five spice flavors as well as similar notes mirrored from the nose are introduced on the huge, plush, powerful palate that has a lingering bittersweet chocolate finish.
Winemaker Chris Millard suggests pairing the complex layers of flavors in this Cabernet Sauvignon with a grilled New York steak. It is also a perfect accompaniment to roasted game meat like boar.
Blend: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot, 6% Syrah, 1% Merlot, 1% Malbec