83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot.
In its youth, our 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon shows more of the finesse seen in our Calistoga Estate which comprises 50% of the overall blend. Floral highlights of violets, vanilla and red fruit dominate. With a bit of bottle age, the more powerful characteristics from our Yountville Estate will make themselves known. Dark chocolate and berry jam punctuated with graham cracker toastiness and hints of menthol will flesh out in the glass.
Smooth & Supple
Oak overtones compliment this rich yet smooth cab. To make my review as simplistic as possible (and because I am not good at describing wines using the traditional notes) this wine was as close to the 2007 Caymus Napa cabernet that I have tried so far. I think I'm going to start calling it my girl-on-a-budget-Caymus. Loved it!