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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
J. Bookwalter Foreshadow Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
J. Bookwalter Foreshadow Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 122609)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Foreshadow Cabernet Sauvignon showcases our best Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in the Columbia Valley, Red Mountain, Horse Heaven Hill and Yakima Valley appellations. We blended a bit more than usual in 2008 to amplify the fruit and take advantage of the earlier ripening varieties in a cool year, like Malbec and Petit Verdot. Aromatically the wine shows plum, blueberry, red and black currants along with violets, cedar, graphite, subtle dried herbs and a touch of sandalwood and spices. The wine enters the palate with round, spicy sweet fruit, carries good weight on the mid palate and shows a fruit flavor spectrum of red currants to the blue and black fruits with tertiary flavors of truffles, anise, cola and tobacco with a hint of fresh and dried herbs. The wine has a long finish that is layered with lush, fine grained tannins followed by a graceful acidity.

Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Malbec, 12% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc

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About J. Bookwalter:

Jerry Bookwalter has been in agriculture since graduating from UC Davis with a degree in Ag. Production in 1962. His past career as manager for Sagemoor Farms has given way to vineyard management and winemaking. Jerry began making wine in 1983. Wines include award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Muscat Blanc and Merlot as well as Red Table Wine, Johannisberg Riesling and Chenin Blanc.