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Buehler Papa's Knoll Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
  • WS 91
  • RP 91
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Winemaker Notes

The color is skewed to the blue end of the Cabernet spectrum and is opaque in nature. The aromas hint at black fruit: ripe black cherries and black plums. Enticing barrel qualities of cola spice and a hint of dried tarragon complement the fruit aromas. Even-ripening conditions were the norm for the 2008 growing season; the resulting wines have shown themselves to be generous in body and velvety in texture from an early age. On... View More

Critical Acclaim

WS 91
Wine Spectator

At points rustic, with firm, chewy tannins, but the core of wild berry, spice, cedar and mineral flavors are complete and complex, with the tannins giving the flavors traction on the finish. Drink now through 2020.

RP 91
The Wine Advocate

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Papa's Knoll is a big, juicy wine that saturates the palate with dark fruit. This is a fairly obvious style but a highly attractive, unfussy wine all the same. Sweet spices and licorice wrap around the caressing finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018.

Buehler Vineyards

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Buehler Vineyards, Napa Valley, California
John Buehler, Sr. and his son, John, began the renovation of the property that would become Buehler Vineyards in 1971. Located six miles east of St. Helena and nestled in the mountains above Conn Valley, Buehler Vineyards encompasses some 300 acres of Napa Valley hillside terrain. After a quarter of a century of growing grapes and over 20 years of winemaking from those vines, their focus remains on varietals that are best suited to this site: Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel.