Gordon Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington

Item No. 105205
  • red wine
  • WE90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.7%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • WS86
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Winemaker's Notes

Aromas of graphite, cedar and raspberry bush gently rise from the glass. A second smell reveals deeper notes of ripe fruit and coffee/mocha. The wine's entry is firm but luscious as the wine spreads out over the entire palate. Soft tannins coat the tongue and flavors of cherry and cranberry mix with toasted oak and hints of vanilla. The finish is lingering but crisp inviting another sip. With soft tannins and vibrant acid this wine calls out for cheese of the triple cream variety. Enjoy!

Critical Acclaim

"All estate-grown, this beautifully crafted Cabernet is a fine expression of Columbia Valley fruit. It's lifted with juicy berry and black cherry flavors, then expanded with notes of cola, earth, leaf, herb and roasted coffee. Everything is in proportion, and the overall impression is of balance and elegance, depth without excess. It's a style of Cabernet that may have fallen out of favor, but shows exceptional grape growing and winemaking skills."
90 Points

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WineMom - Reston, VA (read all my reviews)

I love this wine, every time I buy it It's consistent and it's delicious.
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Style: Smooth & Supple
Deep Garnet color; Cherry, plum, cassis & blackberry on the palate; A hint of leather and smokiness balances the fruit; Mild tannins with a decent finish. Easy drinking, nice cab for under $20...Great value. Definitely drink now.
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Learn About Gordon Brothers Map ItMap It

The Gordon Brothers vineyards were established in 1980. They have planted a total of 95 acres, consisting of 25 acres of Chardonnay, 21 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 acres of Merlot, 15 acres of Syrah, 14 acres of Sauvignon Blanc, and one acre of Gewurztraminer. The vineyards lie on a perfectly oriented south-facing slope ranging from an elevation of 600 to 682 feet above sea...

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Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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