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Date Printed: 7/27/2016
Esser Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Esser Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 101222)

PRICE ON 7/27/2016: $9.49

Winemaker's Notes:

A brilliant, full garnet in color, the 2008 Esser Cabernet Sauvignon delivers ripe, zesty red fruit aromas, enhanced by sweet oak notes and hints of toffee, anise, and root spices. It is texturally generous, offering nice palate coverage as well as lots of cherry cobbler fruit, as well as grace notes of spice cake and plum liqueur.

It will partner nicely with hearty meat dishes such as braised lamb shank, Beef Burgundy, and Osso Buco, but will be just as much at home with grilled poultry or simply prepared cuts of fine beef, such as prime rib.

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About Esser Vineyards:

German-born Manfred Esser began his career as a salesman for a large European winery; in 1974, he came to the United States. Esser joined Napa Valley's Cuvaison Winery as President in 1986 and, in a little over 10 years, made it one of the most successful estates in the industry. His unique approach to converting customers into "company ambassadors" has set an industry standard for client relations. Having achieved success at Cuvaison, Esser sold his partnership in 1998, fueled by the desire to begin a project of his own.

Years of preparation went into the development of the Esser Vineyards brand. Working closely with Manfred Esser is renowned consulting winemaker Paul Moser, whose style received praise for eight consecutive years from Robert Parker as a "breath of fresh air" in the California wine market.

Introduced in 2001, the Esser Vineyards portfolio launched with four California appellation wines: Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir. Fashioned with the customer in mind, these fruit-forward, well-balanced wines offer style, value and elegance — the ultimate consumer-friendly California wines.