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2008 Bugay Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate The Empress Sonoma County
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12/06/2013
by Semillon386000
One of favorite wines from Wine access. This and the Felicity 2006 are both fantastic. Would by again if I could find it for a good price. Should have purchased more
Royal Empress!
11/13/2013
by Fannin10580945
Great nose of blackberry fruit with some cherry and a bit of licorice, this wine is all about balance. Excellent blackberry fruit with some black cherry, good acidity and tannins. No overblown oak - just balanced, elegant Cabernet. Great stuff which will very likely get even better for several years. Thank you WineAccess!
The Empress doesn't dissapoint
09/03/2013
by Matlock 14106597
I have been sitting on this purchase for 7 months and finally uncorked a bottle. It was just awesome. Wonderful blackberry nose and dark fruit on the palate. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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