2008 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
We offer you a unique opportunity, today, dear Operative!
It is our great pleasure to present to you one of the best Sonoma County Cabernets in recent memory. In fact, today’s Super Sonoman 2008 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon gives finer big Napa Cabs a run for their money.
Today’s wine has layer upon layer of aromas and the sort of concentrated flavors that fans of rich and complex Cabernet Sauvignon enjoy. If you love elegant, balanced, rich Cabernets, you’ll probably go crazy for today’s very highly recommended Super Sonoman.
Deep, foreboding, almost midnight plum at its heart, with an ever so slightly lighter ruby edge.
Lush and rich, with deep aromas of black cherry, plum, and black currant balanced against cherry tobacco, cedar wood, clove, hibiscus, and violet.
Bold, yet entirely well balanced and refined, leading with concentrated fruit flavors of plum, blackberry, and black cherry. These deep fruity notes are balanced by flavors of espresso bean, aged cigar box, dark baking spices, pomegranate herbal tea, and just a slight hint of cocoa powder.
Super rich and long lasting, the finish is well structured, with integrated, almost velvety tannins. The sweet dark fruit lingers and lingers, finally giving way to earth and spice, leaving you with just a faint hint of cracked black peppercorn.
A roast leg of lamb, prepared with a Greek herbal rub of oregano, rosemary, and garlic.
What the Winery Says
The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) is inky black with a dark purplish rim. The complex aromatics show rich aromas of black currant, blackberry, and ripe plum and are complemented by notes of slate, sandalwood, tobacco and hints of cocoa. In the mouth, layer upon layer of explosive sweet black fruit flavors are followed by pronounced mineral notes with baked cocoa, earthy tobacco and silky sweet tannins, The depth of this wine is expressed by its integrated and fully resolved silky tannins wound around a plush and seductive core of sweet fruit. The 2008 is borderline over the top! It is a monster and the wine will cellar age and will drink exceptionally well over the next decade and beyond.
These elements all come together to create the harmony that is Super Sonoman Wine.
92 Point Review - Wine Enthusiast Flashy and delicious, this could even grow in the bottle with a few years of aging, becoming earthier and drier in fruit. Otherwise, it’s perfectly fine now-a soft, complex wine, with brisk acidity and flavors of blackberry, black currant and mocha.
- Chris Taddei
- 92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
- Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California
- Fruit Composition
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 24 months in 100% new French oak
- Limited release of 200 cases
About the Winery
The diverse geology of Sonoma County and its topography have made it the ideal location to make world class wine for years but if you were looking for an elegant, age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon however, the choice was easy, go to the Napa Valley. We bring you another choice, Super Sonoman Wine.
We discovered a series of micro vineyards on the slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains above the Russian River Valley, sitting at altitudes from 900 feet to 1500 feet above sea level. The vineyards are almost always out of the fog and reap the rewards of warm nurturing sunshine. It’s a place where the cool air of the ocean pours in at night during the ripening months of the summer, lending to exceptional hang time, thus aiding in the physiological development of well balanced, ripe fruit.
We have fulfilled our original vision through hard work and the desire to create a memorable wine experience that we hope you’ll share with family and friends for years to come.
Winemaker Chris Taddei
Winemaker Chris Taddei is making big waves in the wine world with his amazing artisanal wines. It began with his desire to make the best Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County has ever produced. The diverse geology of Sonoma County and its topography have made it the ideal location to make world class wine for years but the grapes that are most often associated with the region have been Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Zinfandel to name a few.
If you were looking for an elegant, age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon however, the choice was easy, go to the Napa Valley. Chris is now bringing wine lovers another choice.
Chris’ wife, Dana Taddei, was instrumental in providing her husband’s first significant exposure to California wines. This was an important shift for Chris, an Old World enthusiast whose point of reference was firmly established early on through his exploration of French wines, in that it eventually provided the foundation for his enthusiasm and eventual advocacy for the industry in Sonoma. Upon discovering the quality of the fruit produced on its mountaintops, he set out on a mission to realize what he vehemently believes is the region’s capability to make world-class Bordeaux varietal wines.