2008 Pont de Chevalier Cabernet Sauvignon

2008 Pont de Chevalier Cabernet Sauvignon

Our 2008 Knights Valley vintage produced fruit of low-yield and incredible intensity. An unseasonably cool winter and spring gave way to warm, steady summer temperatures and a smooth, easy segue to our October 11 harvest. The resulting wines show great concentration of flavors and structural elements that promise to make this a long-lived vintage. Sorted at the winery, the fruit was destemmed to a closed top stainless steel tank. The wine was fermented on the skins for ten days and pressed to 75% new Taransaud French Oak. It aged in barrel for 22 months to achieve a delicious harmony prior to bottling.

This impressive 2008 Pont de Chavelier Estate Cabernet Sauvignon was given an additional two years of bottle age so it would fully articulate the concentrated, complex and savory flavors of the vintage. The aromas slowly progress from lavender, cassis, and blackberry– bolstered by an underscore of sweet leather and espresso. The mid-palate delivers deep layers of concentrated fruit with a delicate interweaving of shaved dark cocoa. The flavors float over buoyant acidity through a lingering finish of sweet yet ample tannins. Tremendous now, this wine will dazzle with a few years of cellaring. Drink now through 2028.

Pair with slow roasted meat with espresso adobo sauce.

225 cases produced. $150

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Wine Specs
Knights Valley
Harvest Date
October 11, 2008
Bottling Date
August 10, 2010
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Production Notes
Cases Produced: 225
Other Notes
100% Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Program: New Francois Frere French Oak