2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation Napa Valley
Alcohol % 13.5
Wine Enthusiast 93
Ratings "A terrific Cabernet so balanced and elegant it's Classic Napa Valley. Rich in blackberries, black currents, herbs and ceder, with a perfect touch of smoky oak, and so smooth and complex, you keep returning for a second and third glass. Long Meadow Ranch is a winery that constantly overdelivers." Editors' Choice - S.H - Wine Enthusiast Dec 31, 2011
Vineyard Notes The 2008 harvest was a year of extremes. We entered the season with a 30 percent reduction of annual rainfall and frosty conditions through March and April. The summer continued to be cooler than average, with erratic temperatures through our Indian summer, resulting in low yields from small clusters and small grapes at moderate sugars. But, the cool weather also extended harvest which gave us longer hang time to produce high quality red wines with great balance and flavors.
Winemaker Notes ”This vintage expresses the full potential of the early growing season and beautiful fruit maturity. The nose has layers of forward fruit (blackberries, black cherries and dried plums), varietal earthiness (anise, black tea, dried briar patch), and well integrated oak (cedar, vanilla and milk chocolate). Approachable from the first sip, the smooth, rich tannins lend structure and length to the persistent, sappy fruit. Last impressions of clean, mouthwatering fruit linger without any infringement from excess alcohol, overripe prune/raisin or overpowering tannins. Enjoy the balance and youthfulness of this blend upon release o for years to come!” - Ashley Heisey
Food Pairing Notes Perfect with LMR Grass-fed Highland beef, with lamb, or with roasted game.
Production 2,615 cases