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    Lokoya Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley, California

    Ratings

    • RP97
    • WE94
    Price: $349.99
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    Professional Ratings: 97 The Wine Advocate, 94 Wine Spectator, 94 Wine Enthusiast, 93 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.9%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 116559

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Lokoya produces minute quantities of appellation-specific Cabernet Sauvignon from low-vigor vineyard sites in the Napa Valley. By selecting only the finest vineyards and farming each parcel to accentuate its unique attributes, Lokoya produces powerful and complex wines that reflect the distinct character of each appellation in which they are grown.

    "Walking Mount Veeder as the geese cross overhead and the rattlesnakes bask in the sun, you are instantly transported back to the days of the early Napa Valley pioneers. There is a sense here of the strength of those pioneers and the beauty they sought, which gives one an understanding of the 2008 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon. With intense minerality, violets on the nose, and dark fruit, currant, and roasted characteristics on the palate, this wine is sure to carry for many years to come." - Christopher Carpenter, Winemaker

    Critical Acclaim:

    Another blockbuster, the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder, which has the largest production, exhibits a deep blue/purple color along with notes of burning embers, charcoal, sweet black currant liqueur, licorice and scorched earth. It possesses fabulous fruit along with full-bodied power, a voluptuous texture and beautiful density as well as richness. It is not far off the quality of the brilliant 2007.
    97+ Points

    97 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Beautifully crafted, rich and explosive, with a push of plush plum, blackberry, cherry, herb and mocha flavors that are tight and focused, ending chewy. Best from 2014 through 2028.

    94 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Bitter tannins lock this wine down in mouth-numbing astringency. Below the tannins is incredibly pure fruit, by way of blackberry and plum flavors. It has firm minerality, like a lick of stone, while oak aging brings its own flavor profile as well as additional wood tannins. This is nowhere near ready, so give it at least eight years in the cellar. Cellar Selection.

    94 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Medium ruby. Reticent but very pure aromas of blueberry, cassis, licorice and menthol. Shockingly rich and sweet but very young, showing superb concentration to its cassis flavor complemented by sexy oak tones. This really vibrates on the very long finish, where the wine's powerful mountain tannins are buried in fruit. Less showy today than the Howell Mountain cabernet but with outstanding long-term potential.
    93(+?) Points

    93 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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