Burgess Cellars

2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon •Burgess Estate Vineyards

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Mar 26, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$54.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Beggarman Red

Sell Out Alert: We purchased all available cases of today’s wine, but it will sell out.

The Wine Spies offer up a huge thank you to Burgess Cellars for allowing us special access to the final allocation of today’s fantastic 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery was set to relegate all of their remaining cases to their private library. Wineries do this when supply of a great wine begins to dwindle. They offered us [REDACTED] cases, but Agent Red begged for more… and got just a few more cases for our Operatives. All of us here at Wine Spies HQ are grateful to have any cases of this fantastic wine.

This delicious Cabernet Sauvignon is everything we’d expect from Burgess. Layer upon layer of rich, dark fruits cascade across the palate. Flavors and feel are elegant and balanced. The wine finishes long and slightly drying, with flavors of dark fruit, earth and subtle spice that cling to the edges of the palate for a long time.

Decant this beauty for best results. Enjoy with a richer meals. Order soon.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Deep, deep crimson through and through, with just a hint of a lighter ruby at the rim.

Smell:

Wonderful and aromatic on the nose, with concentrated notes of dark fruit blended with cedar box, saddle leather, espresso bean, dried rose petals, and subtle hints of jasmine and sage.

Taste:

Well balanced, beautiful, and absolutely delicious, with stewed dark plum, blackberry, and dried cherry delicately laid overtop berry bramble, freshly fallen leaves, sweet leather, fresh cedarwood shavings, dark chocolate, clove, rosemary, and a touch of pomegranate black tea.

Finish:

Long and lasting on the finish, with the robust dark fruit flavors lingering through plenty of velvety tannins and woodsy notes of terroir.

Pairing:

A wild mushroom and crispy prosciutto risotto.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Bill Sorenson
Appellation
Napa Valley, California
Vineyard Location
Burgess Estate Vineyards, Western & Eastern slopes of Howell Mountain
Varietal Blend
79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec
ABV
14.5%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Mar 26, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$54.00
Avg. Price
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