Red Wine, Vintage 2008
VinTank Wine ID
840-0249-006434-01-2007-0-0001 (permalink, short)
Bottle 750mL (750mL)
Bottle Date:7/10/12; Release Date:10/11/12
VinTank Product ID: 840-0249-006434-01-2007-0-0001-03-6
GTIN/UPC/EAN: 00857051000134 Suggested Retail Price: US $32.00
Wine Enthusiast - 91 points
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Similar to the 07 vintage, hot conditions in the late spring and early summer were offset by cooler nighttime temperatures all summer and cooler overall temperatures closer to maturity maintaining optimal natural acidity levels, creating balanced flavors and allowing for extended hang times.
86% Cabernet Sauvignon
20 % Bacchus Vineyard Columbia Valley
16 % Tapteil Vineyard Red Mountain
16% Weinbau Vineyard Wahluke Slope
15% Dionysus Vineyard Columbia Valley
7% Seven Hills Vineyard Walla Walla Valley
6% DuBrul Vineyard Rattlesnake Hills
6% Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Mountain
7% Merlot: Tapteil & Ciel du Cheval Red Mountain
4% Cabernet Franc: Weinbau Wahluke Slope
Crushed gently and dropped by gravity into 1.5 ton bins, cold soaked for 24 to 72 hours, then inoculated with a variety of yeasts, hand-punched and pressed directly to barrel where the wine finishes both primary and secondary fermentations.
Full bodied with ripe scents of black currant and violets, rich aromas of caramel and a touch of peppery spice intertwined with lively acidity dark berries, and velvety tannins.