Romeo Vineyards

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Apr 16, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$32.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Always and Forever

We are pleased to return, today, to Romeo Vineyards. Last year, we showcased their 2002 Sempre Vive Cabernet Sauvignon. It became our most popular Library wine of 2012, winning a 2012 Wine Spies Wine Intrigue Award for Best Library Selection.

We have gotten so many requests for another of their Sempre Vive wines that we sent Agent Red back for a newer vintage. He scored big, today, by securing for you their 2008 Sempre Vive Cabernet Sauvignon. This delicious Napa Valley gem is an incredible wine.

This wine is an incredible value and we offer it to you with our heartiest recommendation.

Decant this wine for at least 30 minutes and you will be handsomely rewarded; the wine becomes softer, more elegant and far more flavorful than it does on opening.

Drinking beautifully, now, this is one wine that we encourage you to stock up on. We can easily predict that it will continue to evolve for the next decade or more.

Please note: This special offer is expected to sell out.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Beautiful dark ruby red, with perfectly even coloration from the edge of the wine through its slightly darker heart.

Smell:

Lush and sweet and spicy all at once, this wine is beautifully balanced on the nose. Aromas of spiced black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, vanilla, cassis, nasturtium flower, berry bramble, dried fall leaves and soft cedar all play together beautifully.

Taste:

Balanced and delicious with flavors of blackberry juice, mixed berry compote, plum, black cherry, black pepper, black tea, wild strawberry, toasty oak and dried violets.

Finish:

Extra long, with bright fruits yielding to darker fruits, spice and dried flowers. As flavors dwindle, the wine leave behind a delightfully dry and slightly chewy feel.

Pairing:

Enjoy this wine with a wide variety of rich foods, including a pepper crusted t-bone steak or a juicy Rime Rib.

What the Winery Says

Tasting Notes
The nose has violets and lavender, with black cherry fruit. Palate is ripe, smooth and velvety with a lovely texture of milk chocolate and cherry fruit. Good depth, but almost perceivable tannin.
Harvest Notes
2008 made great wines, but not many grapes were harvested. Late rains, late frosts, and hot spells made it tough to be a grape grower. This wine is mostly from their old vines, still on AXR1 and they can hit full balance and maturity at lower brix than the new generation of clones and rootstalks.
Blend
Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec
Vineyards
Calistoga
Vine Ages
37 years old
Harvest Dates
October. 1st, 21st, 2008
Alcohol
13.85%
Wine Maker
Alison Green Doran
Production
317 cases

About the Winery

The small Romeo family vineyard in Calistoga has some of the oldest Cabernet vines in the Napa Valley It was purchased in 1996 by Frank and Eugenia ‘Gena’ Romeo. Motivated by a desire to create and live a lifestyle that represented the Romeo family’s entrepreneurial spirit, they began their journey to craft a legendary Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Frank and Eugenia Romeo are deeply committed to protecting and preserving the natural state of their vineyard.

As a result, the artisan wines produced from the old vines, dating back to early seventies, reflect the unique and inspiring way in which the Romeo family lives – Sempre Vive!

Offer Expired:Apr 16, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$32.00
Avg. Price
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