2008 Seaver Vineyards Diamond Mountain District "GTS"" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon "

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$349.94
Size 750ML
Vintage 2008
Region New York
Color Red
Country United States

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2008 Vintage Winemaker’s Notes

2008 is the best year we have ever seen for Diamond Mountain. The naturally small crop coupled with an early start to the vintage produced wines with completely ripe, resolved tannins for the first time in recent memory. The vintage in general definitely favors the hills where the heat both helped to get things ripe earlier but also tempered the really hot days with elevation. As we sat down to blend the 2008 GTS, we were struck by how consistently good all three Cab lots were. In the end, putting everything together made the best wine so for the first time ever we will only offer one bottling. Extraction is never an issue with Diamond Mountain wines and this is no exception. Black to the rim, the color hints at the concentration. More effusive than any previous vintage, the nose opens with notes of purple and blue fruit, pain grille, bittersweet chocolate and espresso roast. Sweet tannin helps to frame the blackberry, cherry, and kirsch fruit components on the palate with some lively acidity coming up in the end to lengthen the finish. This is one to drink now or hold (a nice option for a Diamond Mountain wine) and a quality that speaks to the greatness of the vintage.

Thomas Rivers Brown

2008 Seaver Vineyards Diamond Mountain District "GTS"" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon "

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