Our 2008 Finlay’s Vineyard Cabernet is produced from grapes grown in red soils (terrior*) on the Eastern slopes of Bradford Mountain overlooking Dry Creek Valley and shows the characteristics of a “serious Cab”. Finlay is the Ridgeback who guarded the vineyard. The vines are over 30 years old and the grapes produce wine with intense garnet color, aromas and tastes of dark chocolate, black cherry, cassis and bing cherry with toasty oak and cedar overtones. A blend of 90% Cabernet and 10% Merlot, the wine was aged for 18 months in French Oak Barrels. The concentration and ample tannic structure should allow for 8 to 10 years of bottle aging. Red meat dishes are the pairing of choice for the 2008 Cabernet. Try it with steak, prime rib or a barbecued tri-tip.

Wine Specs

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation: Dry Creek Valley

pH: 3.51 at bottling

Aging Aged 18 months in French oak barrels

Cases produced: 462


Silver Medal—Tasters Guild