The color is dark ruby, while the aroma has a rich tone of mocha, cedar, blackberries, black pepper and plums as nose opens up.
On the palate, mocha, chocolate, espresso and ripe raspberries. Lots of layers with sweet integrated tannins, great texture, again black fruit with crushed rocks and silky finish. The finish is long and lingering aftertaste that lasts several minutes. Will improve for 12-15 years
and hold there for 10 more.
Blend: 55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc
The Wine Advocate
The 2008 Right Bank (55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc) is slightly shorter and not as concentrated as the 2007. The lightest of the three vintages, the 2008 is a full-bodied effort displaying lots of cassis, bay leaf, charcoal, and subtle smoke. Expect it to drink well for 15 or so years.
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards are located just east of St. Helena in the Napa Valley where Conn Creek flows out of Howell Mountain. Twenty-six acres of vineyards, divided into nine blocks, along with a fifteen acre-foot reservoir are the heart of this 40-acre grape-growing paradise.
Separated from the Napa Valley floor by a north/south running ridge, the world-renowned wineries of Joseph Heitz and Joseph Phelps are located on the west side... View More