The young vines woke up to a very dry and frosty spring in 2008. Summer was mild with a toasty August that encouraged ripening and led to a pristine harvest. Yields for all Bordeaux varietals were extremely low - yet the resulting wine has amazing concentration and balance.
Our 2008 Sophia's Hillside Cuvée is a complex, elegant blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot. It is a tribute to our Estate’s heritage as one of California’s leading producers of Bordeaux style blends and to our daughter, Sophia. This dark, lush wine with layered tannins can be enjoyed immediately upon release. Beautiful aromas of blueberries, cinnamon, and violets all come together seamlessly. The wine has very good balance and is fruit forward with intense notes of berries, plum and dark chocolate with a concentrated finish. Aged 18 month in French oak barrels, our Cuvee was bottled unfiltered. 34 Barrels produced.
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