2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

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The fruit for our 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon was selected from our Huerhuero Vineyard, which is planted on the premium clones 6, 15 and 337. All the fruit was handpicked at night in small lots to ensure perfect quality and ripeness. It was then destemmed and gently crushed into temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. To preserve varietal character, 45% of the lot was left as whole berries, with pumpovers taking place regularly to enhance color and tannin extraction from the skins. After pressing, the wine was racked into barrels to complete malolactic fermentation and aging.

Enjoy now through 2017.

Tasting Notes

  • Color: Garnet
  • Aroma: Red fruit, cherries and red currants with hints of oak and spice
  • Taste: A medium bodied, lively wine with delicate red fruit and a balanced finish


  • Gold Medal - San Diego International Wine Competition 2012
  • Gold Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2012
  • Silver Medal - Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition 2012
  • 90 Points, Editors' Choice - Wine Enthusiast, August 2011
  • Regional Trophy - USA Red Bordeaux Varietal over GBP 10 - Decanter World Wine Awards 2011
  • Silver Medal - Central Coast Wine Competition 2011
  • Pick of the Week - Kathy Marcks Hardesty, New Times, June 23, 2011
  • Silver Medal - Critics Challenge 2011
  • Silver Medal - San Francisco Wine Competition 2011
  • Best of Class, Gold Medal, 95 Points - Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition 2011
  • Gold Medal - Monterey Wine Competition 2011
Other Notes
"An elegant, well balanced Cabernet Sauvignon" — Matthias Gubler, Winemaker
Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Paso Robles
Harvest Date
Oct. 2 — Oct. 10, 2008
18 months in French oak barrels
Alcohol %