2008 Vineyard 29 Cabernet Sauvignon Cru
he 2008 Cru exhibits a deep purple-tinged hue that is darker than previous vintages. Aromas of cassis and ripe wild berry suggest an intense level of freshness. The nose evolves to exhibit roasted coffee bean and cocoa and it finishes with a delicate hint of baking spices and orange rind. The palate is rich with huckleberry and other black fruits while white pepper dust and cocoa linger on the finish. This wine exhibits a polished focus that can be attributed to its balanced acidity and beautifully refined tannins. The 2008 Cru has an intense richness that will drink beautifully now until 2018.
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SRP 89 - Robert Parker 89 Points The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Cru (82% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec) is made in a softer, more seductive style than the Vineyard 29 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by sweet aromas of black cherries, black currants, tobacco leaf, coffee and spice. Round, medium-bodied and delicious, it should drink well for 7-10 years.