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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Gordon Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Gordon Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 105205)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

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!
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About Gordon Brothers Cellars:

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 level, on the Snake River just above Ice Harbor Dam and the confluence of the Snake and Columbia Rivers in southeastern Washington. These mature vines are proving that the Gordon Brothers vineyard has a singular, superior micro-climate. Superb air drainage and all the favorable effects of river sites for grape growing are only two of the reasons that these are some of the most sought-after grapes and wines in the Northwest.