The 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is evocative of the rich terroir of Napa Valley, yet a wine that I find to be immediately approachable and appealing. Forward berry aromas are complemented by toasty oak and spice components. On the palate, flavors of baked berries are highlighted by a round, fleshy mouthfeel and a slightly savory note in the finish.
Aromas of blackberry, cassis and sarsaparilla are complemented by spice notes. A note of sweet mint leads into a ripe fruit core full of blackberry and currant flavors. A pleasing finish accents the full body and smooth tannins.
Marked by mocha, vanilla and cream scents, exhibiting layers of chocolate-covered cherry and currant flavors, with hints of espresso, sage and herb. Finishes with firm tannins and the scent of tobacco.