Knights Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage: 2008
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Knights Valley
Vineyard: Knights Bridge Vineyard
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Our estate Cabernet Sauvignon comes from two distinct blocks composed of three soil types: volcanic-ash tufa, ryolitic volcanic soils, and iron rich alluvials. Because of these rocky volcanic soils, the vines produce highly concentrated and intense fruit. The long growing season in 2008 allowed the grapes to develop complex flavors and soft tannins resulting in an outstanding wine.

Winemaker's Tasting Notes: Saturated ruby color with a tinge of purple, the wine reveals a gorgeous and intense bouquet of crème de cassis, violets and dried lavender, and ripe dark cherry – interspersed with nuances of bitter-sweet chocolate, cedar, tobacco, and sweet Madagascar vanilla. Very rich and full-bodied, this wine offers the same bold fruit impressions on the palate. The mouth feel is creamy, with gorgeous velvet tannins, which lead to a long finish.

Average Age of Vines: Eighteen years
Harvest Dates: October 10, 2008
Cases Produced: 300

Winemaking Techniques: Clusters were destemmed and cold soaked for 24 hours before going through fermentation. The wine was aged in 100% French Oak for 28 months. Food Pairings

Food Pairings: Enjoy with grilled meat with a blackberry infused demi-glace, California wild rice and grilled fall vegetables.

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2008 Knights Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon