2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Napa Valley
Today marks the return of one of Agent Red’s favorite small-production wineries, Canard Vineyard. We first featured this winery here in 2010, and we’ve gotten to know Canard quite well these past few years. Their commitment to their craft is exemplary and their passion and dedication are apparent with each sip of their wonderful wines.
We first learned of today’s 2008 Canard Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon back in 2010. Back then, the winery was very excited about the eventual release of this wine. They were certain that it would be wonderful. Wow, were they right!
This delicious wine delivers on many levels and we feel confident that you’ll love it as much as we do.
Dark crimson at its core, slowly mellowing into a beautiful, bright red at its edge.
Robust, leading with grilled plum and mixed dark berry preserve, with notes of subtle sweet tobacco, black pepper, and freshly cracked walnuts.
Bold and well balanced, with notes of stewed plum, mulberry preserve, and blackberry compote overlaying dried wild mushroom, dark spice, toasted almonds, and slight notes of herbal tea.
After benefiting nicely from decanting, the wine presents a very well structured, gently drying finish, with fresh cedar and plum trailing into a touch of tobacco at the finale.
Pan seared ribeye served with a green peppercorn sauce and roasted root vegetables.
What the Winery Says
- Brian Graham
- Napa Valley, California
- Varietal Composition
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 19 months in French oak, 50% new