2008 “Laureate”

Powerful, chewy, and muscular, our Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from the upper slopes of our steep hillside.

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Varietal93% Cabernet Sauvignon
7% Petit Verdot
AromaDark cherries
Dark chocolate
PalateDark strawberry

PairingRack of lamb with black cherry compote

Cases Produced440


Tasting NotesIn 2008 small yields led to very concentrated fruit with luscious flavors. Dark fuchsia with a purple hue in the glass, the nose of the 2008 Laureate is as rich as the color promises, with dark cherries, licorice and notes of dark chocolate. The mouthwatering palate displays blackberry and ripe plums intermingling with black olives, hints of graphite and cigar box flavors. Intense yet balanced, with firm tannins and the energy of youth.  The finish is long with more ripe cherry, cola and toffee notes. This vintage of Laureate is ready to drink immediately (and will age gracefully for 10-15 years).