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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Right Bank Proprietary Red Blend 2008
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Right Bank Proprietary Red Blend 2008
(search item no. 108113)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The color is dark ruby, while the aroma has a rich tone of mocha, cedar, blackberries, black pepper and plums as nose opens up. On the palate, mocha, chocolate, espresso and ripe raspberries. Lots of layers with sweet integrated tannins, great texture, again black fruit with crushed rocks and silky finish. The finish is long and lingering aftertaste that lasts several minutes. Will improve for 12-15 years and hold there for 10 more.

Blend: 55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc

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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.