Lot 218 2008 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

Lot 218
2008 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

Double Gold: 2011 Tasters Guild International Wine Competition; Gold Medal: Orange County Commercial Wine Competition.Classic Rutherford Cab from a $50+ Reserve program. Berry aromas with fruit flavors of currant and plum on the palate.

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The aromas open with black cherry and blackberry, hints of mocha, flinty minerality, and black tea. On the palate, fruit flavors include dense ripe berry, currant and plum, backed by dark chocolate and toffee nuances that persist onto the finish. Balanced acidity frames ripe fruit built within a muscular tannic structure. With grace, this wines dust and cocoa notes solidify a classic Rutherford Cab.

Style: Full, Bold

Cam Confidential
There is no doubt in my mind this is the best Rutherford Cabernet we have ever produced. Its sourced from an ultra-premium program and is CLASSIC Rutherford Cabernet replete with the trademark Rutherford Dust both aromatically and on the palate. The fruit for this wine is all sourced from the legendary Georges III Vineyard in Rutherford and the wines routinely score 90-92 points from the Wine Spectator. We have bought wine from this program before but never first run juice like this. Bottled late 2010, this wine will continue to gain complexity in the bottle over the next 8 months before settling in for more consistent aging.