2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
Composition: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc
Harvest: The grapes were harvested in mid October with 24.5 degrees average brix, 0.69 total acidity, and 3.49pH
Oak Aging: 24 months in 50% new French oak barrels from Treuil cooperage (i.e. Aillier and Troncais). The wine is unfined and lightly filtered.
Organic: All fruit is organically grown in our estate vineyard.
The 2008 vintage is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc wines. This Bordeaux style blend marries the diversity of the three varietals into a compatible union that enhances the virtues of each individual wine. Black fruits and vanilla are prominent aromas. The grape lots were picked separately based on optimum maturity and following fermentation were aged in French oak barrels for 24 months, 50% of which were new.
93 Volker Eisele Family Estate 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)
A distinguished, impressive Cabernet, obviously the result of fine grapegrowing and meticulous berry selection. It’s bone dry, rich in tannins and firm, with mineral-infused blackberry and black currant flavors, brightened with crisp acidity. Will develop bottle complexity for a good eight years. —S.H. –Wine Enthusiast Magazine