Saddleback Cellars

2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Dec 21, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$66.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Saddle up!

Today’s 91 point (Wine Advocate) Saddleback Cellars 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is the latest in a long string of hits by California’s first 100 point winemaker, Nils Venge.

Nils is a remarkable fellow and we are so proud to have featured nearly 20 of his wonderful wines over these last several years. With each successive vintage, his wines seem to get better and better.

Today’s very highly recommended Saddleback Napa Valley Cab is a rich, complex and deeply extracted wine that will delight any fan of big, classic Cabernet Sauvignon. Enjoy this big wine with something that matches its complexity.

Decant for best results. As this wine breathes, it softens to become even more elegant and lush. Drink now, or hold for the next decade - or longer.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark burgundy hues with beautiful edges of glinting ruby.

Smell:

Heady and lush with lovely aromas of dark stewed plum, blackberry compote, black cherry, sweet fresh tobacco leaf, dried violets and bramble with a hint of allspice.

Taste:

Dark and layered with dark mixed berry compote, plum, black currant, black cherry, hard leather, dried tobacco leaf and savory spice.

Finish:

Very long, with dark fruits fading to earth and spice. Elegant on entry, then quickly drying.

Pairing:

Enjoy this striking wine with a perfectly seared filet mignon or a juicy prime rib with the requisite horseradish.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Nils Venge
Accolades
91 Points - Wine Advocate
Appellation
Napa Valley, California
Varietal Composition
91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petite Verdot, 1% Syrah
Cooperage
Aged for 24+ months in French and American oak (65% new)
ABV
14.5%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Dec 21, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$66.00
Avg. Price
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