2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
This Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark, elegant crowd pleaser blended from all of the four available lots of this vintage. It offers a classic Cabernet nose of cherry and vanilla. With tightly wound dark fruit flavors, hints of butterscotch, our trademark acidity and fine, soft tannins. This wine is a pleasure to drink now but will open up with a little age or aeration. Enjoy it with meaty winter soups and stews.
Our Cabernet is blended from several blocks that demonstrate the diverse geology of our Adelaida Springs Ranch estate vineyard. Blocks 2 and 5 are planted on rocky but rich limestone clays that produce wines of startling acidity (pH 3.3 to 3.5) and delicately exotic, often floral personalities. Block 6 and 8, although just downhill from Block 5, have sandstone soils that produce much softer, less acidic (pH 3.6 to 3.8) and earthier wines.
TA: .68 g/100 ml
Aging: 23 months in barrel, 3 months in bottle
Barrels: 100% new French Oak
Winemaker: Shannon Gustafson
Winegrower: Laird Foshay and family