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2008

SONOMA COUNTY

Wedding Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon

First planted to Martha's Vineyard clone Cabernet in 1973, the Wedding Vineyard covers eleven gently sloping acres (up to 15 degrees, oriented south-west) on our Mountain Estate at an elevation of 1,200 feet. Approximately nine acres were replanted in 2002 under the careful guidance of David Abreu: seven blocks of Cabernet (clone 337 and Martha's Vineyard clone), one block of Petit Verdot (clone 400) and one block of Cabernet Franc (clone 327). (read more about the vineyard)

Tasting Notes

Opaque ruby. Explosive aromas of blackcurrant, cherry-vanilla, pipe tobacco, mocha, smoke and espresso. Youthfully brooding and powerful, with deep dark fruit compote flavors and exotic floral and spice nuances. For this wine's power there's excellent clarity and energy here. Finishes with broad, tooth-dusting tannins and superb length.

- 94 Points. Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

Production Notes

  • 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc
  • Whole-berry fermented in 100% new French oal barrels
  • Aged 21 months in 100% new French oak barrels

Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Bottle Date: July 2010
Cases Produced: 200

Vintages Produced

1991   1992   1993   1994   1995   1996   1997   1999   2000   2001   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014

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