2008 Abreu “Madrona Ranch”, Napa Valley
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Abreu Vineyard Madrona Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA 2008
Wine AdvocateThe 2008 Madrona Ranch opens with an incredibly expressive bouquet. Espresso, mocha and licorice meld into dark red fruit and sweet exotic spices in this superb wine. The 2008 is an extraordinarily polished, refined wine for the vintage. Sweet spiced and floral notes reappear to round out the finish. The relatively high percentage of Cabernet Franc (37%) comes through in spades here. The blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033.
Wine SpectatorUltrarich and gutsy, nuzzling up to syrupy, this is a chewy, ex-tracted style that extends the flavors to kirsch, black licorice, blackberry jam, espresso, hazelnut and toffee. Ends with chewy, grainy tannins that give the flavors traction. Drink now through 2026.