Foxglove Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Two and a half glasses
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Winemaker Notes - Winemaker Bob Varner makes Foxglove in a modern style that's meant to bring out the true terroir of Paso Robles; it captures all the warmth of the area, but none of the sappy, over ripe flavors often associated with Paso Robles. Foxglove contains a small percentage of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, which round out the fruit; it is produced with exacting standards and tremendous attention to detail, resulting in a simply excellent red.
A beautiful deep garnet hue in the glass, the '06 cab from Foxglove is rich and smooth. Bright cherry on the nose, with floral rose and violet notes woven throughout. More cherry on the palate, that deepens into black raspberry as it rolls across your tongue. A hint of chocolate on the dry, lengthy finish. A hedonistic delight for any red wine drinker.
The nose has the aromas of a fresh basket of fruit. Not only are there deep red fruits such as cherries, berries and plums, but even hints of citrus, as well as some vanillin, oak, and cinnamon notes too. It has a full body that coats your tongue with plenty of herbs, fruit and spicy oak with a dry, smoky tobacco finish. A fantastic deal in the Cabs-under-$15 category!
Also a strong effort, the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (94% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc) was aged primarily in tank with a small amount in oak. It is a seductive, authentic tasting, slightly herbaceous Cabernet that is dominated by black currant and black cherry fruit notes. With medium to full body, round, soft tannins, and a juicy finish, this delicious, endearing wine should drink well for 4-5 years or longer.
This wine is brimming over with flavors of crushed red and black fruits and cocoa powder. These flavors are backed up with velvety-soft tannins and a spicy oak finish. This is not a weak-hearted wine and needs food that will stand up to it. Try a spice-rubbed beef tenderloin.
Foxglove also scores highly with their 10,800-case cuvée of 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon. A blend of all-Paso Robles fruit and composed of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, the wine has a dense ruby/purple color and plenty of black fruit intermixed with loamy soil undertones, licorice, and spice. The wine is luscious and medium to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a heady, opulent finish. Drink it over the next 2-4 years, although it could last a lot longer.