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Date Printed: 7/11/2014
Brampton Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Brampton Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 110394)
screw cap wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 7/11/2014: $11.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This delicious Cabernet bursts onto the palate with bright, juicy flavors of blackberry, cassis, licorice, and cherry intertwined with subtle vanilla, tobacco, and spice characteristics. Firm yet accessible tannins make it a great accompaniment to grilled meats, burgers, and short ribs.
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About Brampton:

Launched in 1996, Rustenberg’s second label is named in honor of Brampton Beacon Bloomer, the farm’s champion Jersey bull who established a top quality dairy cow dynasty at Rustenberg. The Brampton range is all about mouth-filling, fruit-forward wines that are accessible, easy-to-drink, and sure to please. The brand regularly receives "Best Buy" and "Best Value" accolades in major wine publications such as Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, and Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar.

Grapes for the Brampton wines are selected from the Rustenberg estate vineyards on the Simonsberg as well as from Nooitgedacht, proprietor Simon Barlow’s property high on the Helderberg slope, overlooking False Bay, where mountain ridges are cooled by gentle salt breezes. All of the Brampton wines are fermented in stainless steel. Each vineyard block is vinified separately, and the parcels are later blended to create supple, fruit-driven wines. The whites are aged in tank in order to preserve the fresh fruit flavors of the wines. After the initial fermentation is complete, the reds are run to small oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and maturation of up to 15 months before bottling.

Each Brampton label is etched with a "B", playfully scrawled in vivid, varietal-specific colors. The range is packaged under user-friendly screw cap closures, ensuring fresh, juicy flavors and consistent quality. Perfect everyday wines and great for casual gatherings, Brampton offers tremendous value and sophisticated winemaking in every sip.