WA 94 Pts. - According to the Wine Advocate: The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Cinq Cepages is an explosive wine endowed with tons of depth and richness. It is an impeccably textured wine graced with notable size and elegance. Blackberry jam, savory herbs, graphite, tar and licorice inform the exuberant, polished finish. The 2008 relies heavily on fruit from vineyards in Knights Valley, with the addition of fruit from Alexander and Sonoma Valleys. In 2008 the blend is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2028.
Winemakers Notes - This classic Bordeaux blend shows amazing power and finesse at such a youthful stage. It's a magnificent Cabernet with loads of rich, concentrated black fruit intertwined with mocha, dried herbs, violet candy and mint aromas. On the palate, inviting flavors of currant, ripe black plums, blackberry and roasted oak aromas awakens your senses. Generous, supple and ripe tannins surround a firm structure and lead to a deeply extracted and lengthy finish. Cellar Selection, this wine is certainly going to benefit from 2 or more years in the bottle. Rated 90+