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2008 Claret

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$45.00 per Bottle

Tasting Notes

The nose comes out immediately with a boutique of blueberry, raspberry and cardamom. At first sip your mouth is filled with baking chocolate, deep jammy flavors and a hint of blood orange. The mouth fill is lush, but has nice tannins throughout. The flavors extend to a broad finish of mixed berries that lingers. The structure notes that this wine is drinking well now, but has many years to come into its own.

Vineyard Designation

Sams Valley Vineyard

Vineyard Notes

Harvest Dates: Cabernet Sauvignon - October 15, 2008 Cabernet Franc - October 19, 2008 Merlot - October 12, 2008

Production Notes

1/3 New, 1/3 1-3 Years, 1/3 Neutral

Winemaker Notes

Joe Dobbes


Gold -San Francisco International Gold - NW Wine Press Best of the Best Silver -Los Angeles International Bronze -Great NW WIne Comp Bronze -San Francisco International
Vintage 2008
Wine Style Bold Red Wine
Varietal Merlot, Cab Sav, Cab Franc
Varietal Composition 49% Cabernet Sauvignon 31% Cabernet Franc 20% Merlot
Appellation Rogue Valley
Harvest Date See Vineyard Note
Barrel Aging 22 Months 95% French 5% American
Bottling Date July 2010
Residual Sugar 0
Alcohol % 13.8
Size 750 ml