| 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Merryvale Vineyards 6 Pack|
The 2008 vintage was a roller coaster ride from start to finish. The growing season started with a historic frost that resulted in some mild crop loss in the cooler areas, particularly with Chardonnay. Record high temperatures in May were abruptly followed by dry winds and then a cool rainy patch. With the lighter crop and warm, dry remainder of the growing season, ripening progressed ideally through harvest. The result is a slightly smaller crop in 2008 with above average to excellent quality.
Tasting Notes Dark red/purple in color with lifted aromas of cassis, blackberry, violets and cedar interwoven with vanilla and toasty oak. The wine is plush and round in the mouth with resolved tannins and great intensity.
An ideal partner to robust dishes from pates to steaks, as well as full-bodied dishes such as beef stroganoff, winter stews, roasts and mature cheeses