Glass-staining ruby. Expressive aromas of cassis, licorice, violet and smoky minerals,
complemented by subtle oak spice. Creamy, broad, sweet and lush but with lively
mid-palate energy giving lift to the dark berry and floral flavors. Pliant and seamless cabernet, with firm supporting tannins adding shape and grip to the persistent finish. Ramey told me that this wine was made completely from free-run juice.
By thanos13925192, May 10, 2012
Full body, seamless and silky texture that goes on and on. Ripe friut. Needs a 1 hour decant-minimum. There's enough structure to hold for 10-15 years.
By Haque Helal, March 24, 2012
WA 95 Pts. - According to the Wine Advocate: The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon impresses for its layers of dark, plush fruit. Hints of cassis, grilled herbs, tobacco and cedar develop in the glass, adding further complexity and depth. Firm tannins frame the long finish. This is a very classic and beautiful Cabernet. In 2008 the blend is 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, sourced from a number of sites, including Somerston, DeSantis, Lamoreaux and Snowden. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2028
Average rating: 4.57(7 ratings)