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2008 Lonely Wizard Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District

2008 Lonely Wizard Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District
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Dark in color, forest-floor aromas give way to Rainier cherry and humidor-like qualities of cedar and tobacco. The palate starts with allspice and leather traits that turn to Satsuma plum and gianduja.  There is a savory component that would pair beautifully with grilled meats.  Tannins are silky and expansive, lifting throughout the long finish. 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2008
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Stags Leap District
Bottling Date
July 2010
Alcohol %
15.3
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The majority of this fruit was sourced from two distinctive blocks named “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and “Pinball Wizard” located on our estate. The soils and exposure of these two blocks demonstrate stark contrasts, which are reflected in the wine’s complex profile.
Production Notes
Grapes were picked in the darkness of the early morning hours, and immediately subjected to rigorous selection by our three-tiered hand-sorting system. The berries were gently delivered to tank by our distinctive crane system, minimizing disruption of berry integrity. Cold soaks lasted approximately five to eight days and fermentations were managed via a combination of délestage, punchdowns and pumpovers. Extended maceration from three to five weeks fine-tuned our tannin profiles. The wine underwent eighteen months of élevage in 85% new French Oak.
Winemaker Notes
Dark in color, forest-floor aromas give way to Rainier cherry and humidor-like qualities of cedar and tobacco. The palate starts with allspice and leather traits that turn to Satsuma plum and gianduja. There is a savory component that would pair beautifully with grilled meats. Tannins are silky and expansive, lifting throughout the long finish.