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2008 Vintage Reviews

2008 Vintage Reviews


 

2008 Stags Leap District

Cabernet Sauvignon

91 Points

Chimney Rock’s 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is a very pleasing, up-front wine graced with expressive varietal fruit, relatively soft tannin and an accessible personality. All of the elements are very nicely balanced in this mid-weight offering. An understated finish rounds things out in style. This is an excellent choice for restaurants or any occasion that requires a bottle to be served without much fuss. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2018.
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2008 Elevage

93 Points

Absolutely delicious, offering a flood of ripe, sweet blackberry, blueberry, currant, chocolate, anise and spice flavors. Impressive for its savory power, this blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Verdot will easily ride out the next 8-10 years.
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2008 Elevage

90 Points

Still young and tightly wound, but offers appealing aromas of blackberry and violet, with deep flavors of cherry, tar and cigar box that are wrapped in ripe but stout tannins. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best from 2014 through 2019. 975 cases made.
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2008 Tomahawk Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

94 Points

CELLAR SELECTION: This is a frankly delicious young Cabernet, hailing from a small vineyard to showcase its qualities. It's deeply flavored in blackberries and currants, with the most delicious dark chocolate sweetness. Yet it also has the tannic backbone to last. It's one of those wines you can drink now, or age for at least six years to see what it can do.
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