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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008
(search item no. 109365)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $179.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1993 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

100% Cabernet Sauvignon, 100% Estate grown.

The aroma has lots of sweet black fruit, ripe blackberries, Bing cherries, dark chocolate, ripe red rose and their crushed petals with hints of licorice and cigar box.

The taste has sweet tannins with hints of cedar, coffee and chocolate cake. Great intensity, full bodied with a multi-layered mouth feel. The smooth after taste and lingering finish should make this wine better for 12- 16 years and then hold for another ten plus after that!

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About Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards:

Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards are located just east of St. Helena in the Napa Valley where Conn Creek flows out of Howell Mountain. Twenty-six acres of vineyards, divided into nine blocks, along with a fifteen acre-foot reservoir are the heart of this 40-acre grape-growing paradise.

Separated from the Napa Valley floor by a north/south running ridge, the world-renowned wineries of Joseph Heitz and Joseph Phelps are located on the west side of this ridge and the Anderson's Estate Vineyards are on the east side at a perfect elevation of 400 feet.

The vineyards not only enjoy Napa Valley's superb microclimate, but share the same Bale Loam Series as are found on the famous Rutherford Bench. This combination of clay-loam soil and microclimate produces up to 106 tons of exceptional fruit each year. One from which a world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux-style blend, called √Čloge, can be artfully handcrafted.