Silver Medal in the 2008 Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competition
This 69th annual Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition had expert judges tasting almost 4,000 wines from California and all over the world in June 2008.
10% Merlot; 3% Cabernet Franc. Plentiful, well-ripened black-cherry fruit and sweet, slightly toasty oak spice quickly surpass initial notes of dried herbs and earth in the nose and become the central themes of this nicely made, fairly full-bodied young Cabernet's slightly succulent flavors. Solidly built and firmed by evident tannins, yet never tough and already showing the first signs of suppleness, the wine should round into shape with but a few years of age.
Connoisseurs' Guide gave this wine a score of 89 points
SAN FRANCISCO, July, 2008— Forty-five wine industry professionals from throughout the United
States worked together June 13th, 14th and 15th to taste, score and rank over 4,240 wines from 1,205 wineries during the San Francisco International Wine Competition held at San Francisco’s Hotel Nikko. In its 28th year, the San Francisco International Wine Competition examined wines from 23 states and 23 countries.
The competition, under the direction of prominent wine and food authority Anthony Dias Blue, is one of the most important and comprehensive wine competitions in the world, both for the number of wines entered from around the world and for the high level of expertise among its judges.
The SFIWC gave this wine a Silver medal.
87% Cabernet Sauvignon
3% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol content: 14.5%
September 28 through
November 3, 2005
20 months in French oak