Christopher Creek Winery
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon •Finlay's Vineyard
California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley
One delicious powerhouse of a wine, today’s fantastic 2009 Christopher Creek Cabernet Sauvignon handily won over our entire tasting panel. With its bold and delicious flavors, elegant mouthfeel and brilliant nose, we give this wine our heartiest recommendation. Especially given today’s extraordinary Black Friday price.
Rich, full and bold on the palate, this wine also shows a softer and more elegant side. Especially after some hearty swirling or decanting, in order to let it breathe. The wine springs to life after just a few minutes, and our entire panel marveled at how continuously it improved as it stretched out.
Pair this lovely wine with something hearty, like a spice-rubbed pork tenderloin or a black pepper crusted New York steak. This is a very flexible wine and we paired ours with a lovely three cheese wood-fired pizza. The dark fruits of the wine juxtapose beautifully against the high acidity of the tomato sauce.
Drinking just beautifully, now, this is one wine that you’ll want to stock up on as we predict that it will continue to evolve for the next decade or more.
Please note: This Black Friday offer is expected to sell out. Please decide, quickly, before this very special offer - on this very special wine - ends.
Dark and inky burgundy with a slightly opaque heart. Spin the wine and watch as skinny pinkish legs moved slowly down the glass. After the wine has had a chance to breathe for a while, these legs become far more skinny and more tightly spaced. At the edge of the glass, a fine pink bring encircles the wine.
Very fruit-driven indeed, with cherry, dark raspberry and a bit of ‘forest after the rain’ leading the vibrant, aromatic quality of the wine. As it opens, it reveals sweet tobacco, sweet baking spice, blackberry compote, grilled plum and rich forest hummus.
Very concentrated and very dark on the palate, with bold blackberry, black cherry, cassis and braised plum out in the lead. Then, as the wine opens up, it reveals great complexity by delivering the additional flavors of sweet tobacco leaf, soft spice, dried fall leaves, dark violets, loamy earth and darkly toasted oak.
A very long and very plush. A persistent finish, with bold black fruits gradually yielding to more earthy elements of dried leaves, woods and minerals.