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2007 2008
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon; Vintage: 2007; Cases Produced: 1,041; Alcohol: 14.4% by vol. 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

his vintage 2008 Cabernet was harvested the second week of October. The growing season was one of extremes, with a wisp of frost in the spring, a cool and rainy summer, punctuated by a couple of days of extreme heat in September, all resulting in slightly lower yields. With small, slowly developed berries, the quality was quite high, even surpassing that of the solid v2007.

This David Ramey wine is plush and velvety. It is immediately approachable, with intense blackberry and a hint of mocha and vanilla. The wine is beautifully balanced with a smooth and long finish, and has tremendous structure and fruit, with a seamless integration of tannins.

The 2008 was made in a classic Bordeaux style, with no amendments, and aged 21 months in 65% new oak, 50% tight-grained medium-toasted French, 10% American for sweetness and 5% Hungarian for spiciness.

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

90 pts  “Deep ruby.  Complex aromas of red- and blackcurrant, cherry preserves, vanilla and pipe tobacco, with a spicy overtone.  Juicy and precise on entry, then fleshier in the mid-palate, offering sweet dark fruit flavors brightened by a minerally element.  Closes long and focused, leaving smoky cherry and cassis notes behind.”  (JR)

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Score Reviewer Magazine Year
90 Josh Raynolds International Wine Cellar 2012