According to Wine Spectator - At once juicy, supple and firm, with mineral, graphite and cedar notes joining ripe plum and black cherry. Full-bodied and drying, edging toward leathery. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2018.
Winemaker Notes - Composed of our favorite lots from the vintage, our 2008 SVR Reserve blends Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Verdot into powerful wine that marries concentrated richness with an inviting approachability. Winemaker Alison Crary characterizes the wine’s intense, oak-influenced character as a black profile showing graphite, licorice, cedar and mocha over dark cherry and ripe plum. The fruit of this vintage is more subdued than usual, adopting barrel notes of roasted coffee and dark chocolate as the dominant flavors. Chewy tannins structure the finish as red fruit, dark chocolate and brown sugar linger on the finish.