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Date Printed: 10/22/2014
Merryvale Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Merryvale Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 118081)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $54.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark red/purple in color with lifted aromas of cassis, blackberry, violets and cedar interwoven with vanilla and toasty oak. The wine is plush and round in the mouth with resolved tannins and great intensity. Decant this wine in its youth and enjoy for the next 10+ years.
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About Merryvale Vineyards:

Merryvale Vineyards is a family-owned Napa Valley winery dedicated to passionate winemaking and the fine art of living well. For the past 25 years Merryvale has been turning exceptional Napa Valley grapes into world class wine. Merryvale is world renowned for rich, powerful Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, the iconic Bordeaux-style red blend, Profile, and our everyday drinking, fruit driven brand, Starmont. Merryvale's historic building was the first winery built in the Napa Valley after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, and has become a must see attraction for visitors to the valley.

Merryvale is committed to protecting and preserving the environment through conservation, renewable energy and sustainable farming practices at our three estate vineyards. Merryvale has received Napa Green Vineyard, Napa Green Winery and Bay Area Green Business certifications.