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Professional Ratings: 94 The Wine Advocate, 90 International Wine Cellar
Region: Columbia Valley, Washington
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Other Info: Boutique Wines
Style: Smooth & Supple
Item no. 109330
This "Old Vines" Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and complex yet shows elegance, restraint and sophistication. It expresses the purity of fully mature cabernet sauvignon that one only can get from 35 year old vines. The color is dark red to purple and has complex aromas of earth, cherry, leather and mocha. Flavors of ripe black fruits and cassis married with exotic spices of new oak and vanilla coat the mouth. The texture is soft and silky yet there are mature integrated tannins in the rich, long finish. I love the generous proportion this red wine displays and with proper storage, it will age for ten years.
The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Old Vines is a full-bodied, rich, mouth-filling, heavyweight of a Cabernet that offers a drinking window extending from 2015 to 2028.
Dark red-ruby. Rich, deep nose offers aromas of hazelnut truffle, celery, herbs and exotic chocolatey oak. Lush, fat and sweet, but with more shape and depth to its ripe currant, chocolate and truffle flavors than the 2008 cabernet is showing today. The tannins are a bit youthfully aggressive but ultimately smooth and ripe, and the finish is firm and persistent.