Grgich Hills Estate
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Napa Valley
Very Highly Recommended, today’s wine excels in every area. Deeply aromatic, this wine encourages one to simply inhale, repeatedly, taking in layer upon layer of complex aromas. After a protracted sniffing session the first sip of the wine sends a cascade of flavors across the palate. The finish is exceptionally long, with dark fruits lasting so long between sips that our tasting panel eventually succumbed to temptation by taking that next long pull on the wine.
Pair this gorgeous Napa Cabernet Sauvignon with your finest cut of red meat or enjoy it all on its own. Either way, you will be delighted at every loving sip.
Deep, dark, beautiful, perfect ruby, with evenly concentrated color - from core to edge. When swirled, thin, wine-solored tears fall slowly down the glass.
Bold and deeply fragrant, with a big rush of black cherry, blackberry, bramble, spice and freshly tilled earth. As the wine breathes, it opens to reveal dried fig, clove, sweetwoods and cassis.
Dark and full, with sweet mixed bramble berries, Bing cherry and plum. These are balanced against darkest black cherry, cocoa, dried dark rose petals, dried leather, dried soil, cigar box, black pepper and a fine hint of green olive.
Very elegant, very flavorful and very long with black fruit flavors that very gradually give way to earthy soil, dried flowers, spice and pepper. At the very end, a soft, flinty dryness spreads all around the palate.