Kuleto Estate Napa Cabernet 2008

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The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a perfect example of New World, mountain-top Cabernet, and while it is quite ripe in character, it still maintains a purity and freshness. High-toned notes of red currant or cassis flow immediately from the glass followed by those of nutmeg and cocoa. With a little air, hints of caramel and a delicate smokiness appear. It enters the mouth softly and quickly fills all corners without any heat. Though bone dry, there is an impression of sweetness that comes from grape skins that ripened without severe heat. This wine is immediately gratifying but will definitely open up further by decanting an hour before enjoying. 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Syrah, 3% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Kuleto Estate:
In 1992, culinary entrepreneur Pat Kuleto assembled five parcels from cattle ranchers to create a 761-acre ranch of wild hillside land on the eastern edge of the Napa Valley. Marrying the eye of a master designer and the heart of a vintner, Pat perceived the vast potential for a world-class vineyard on the mountainous land overlooking Lake Hennessey, Pritchard Hill and the towns of Rutherford... Read more
In 1992, culinary entrepreneur Pat Kuleto assembled five parcels from cattle ranchers to create a 761-acre ranch of wild hillside land on the eastern edge of the Napa Valley. Marrying the eye of a master designer and the heart of a vintner, Pat perceived the vast potential for a world-class vineyard on the mountainous land overlooking Lake Hennessey, Pritchard Hill and the towns of Rutherford and St. Helena. For Pat, the building of his rustically elegant Tuscan-style home, Villa Cucina, and the planting of the surrounding Kuleto Estate vineyards represented the next step in the evolution of a life committed to gracious living and excellence. Read less

External Reviews for Kuleto Estate Napa Cabernet

External Review
Vintage: 2004 01/17/2009

Wine Spectator ReviewRated 92Offers gorgeous fruit purity, with ripe, fleshy, plush plum, currant and black cherry flavors that are framed and supported by lively acidity and firm tannins. It all adds up to a rich, concentrated, focused wine thats intense yet elegant and beautifully balanced. Best from 2009 through 2015.Wine Tasting NotesThe Kuleto Estate Cabernet is a beautiful purple color. Even at cellar temperature, it pumps out volumes of ripe bramble fruit and sweet spice aromas. As it warms in the glass, heady smells of black currants, red and black licorice candy, and toasted nuts emerge. The mouth is unctuous and incredibly flavorful. The tannins spread across the palate like butter on toast. Put your 03s aside to age a bit more and dip into this beauty while it still possess its youthful glow.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 09/23/2011

Kuleto Estate Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 and all other wine from Kuleto Estate Family Vineyards are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.



The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a perfect example of New World, mountain-top Cabernet, and while it is quite ripe in character, it still maintains a purity and freshness. High-toned notes of red currant or cassis flow immediately from the glass followed by those of nutmeg and cocoa. With a little air, hints of caramel and a delicate smokiness appear. It enters the mouth softly and quickly fills all corners without any heat. Though bone dry, there is an impression of sweetness that comes from grape skins that ripened without severe heat. This wine is immediately gratifying but will definitely open up further by decanting an hour before enjoying. 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Syrah, 3% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot

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