Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2008

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Black cherry and blueberry fruit with hints of exotic spices are perfectly balanced by sweet oak. The palate is full and rich with moderate tannins and a long finish. Enjoyable now or can be cellared through 2016 and beyond. Not yet reviewed; 2007 vintage rated 90 points by Robert Parker: A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc, the 2007 is a winner. It is a luscious, sweetly tannic, classic Napa Cabernet offering notes of white chocolate, black currants and spice box, and a medium-bodied, supple, sexy style. Drink it over the next 7-10 years.

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Honig Vineyard and Winery:
In 1964, Louis Honig purchased a 68-acre ranch in the heart of the Napa Valley and planted it with Sauvignon blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. For the next few years, Louis sold the grapes to neighboring wineries with the dream of retiring one day from his San Francisco advertising business and making wine from his vineyard in Rutherford. Before he could realize his dream, Louis passed aw... Read more
In 1964, Louis Honig purchased a 68-acre ranch in the heart of the Napa Valley and planted it with Sauvignon blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. For the next few years, Louis sold the grapes to neighboring wineries with the dream of retiring one day from his San Francisco advertising business and making wine from his vineyard in Rutherford. Before he could realize his dream, Louis passed away, leaving the estate to his children and grandchildren. In 1981, as a tribute to his legacy, the family rallied together to produce several hundred cases of Louis Honig Sauvignon Blanc in the vineyard's old tractor barn. The wine won a Gold Medal at the Orange County Fair, and thus, the winery was born. In 1984, at the age of 22, Louis' grandson, Michael Honig, took over management of the vineyard and winery. With a lot of hard work and a beat up pickup truck, Honig managed to get their Sauvignon Blanc into most fine restaurants in California. From there, production and distribution grew. In 1987, in addition to the Sauvignon Blanc for which they were already known, they began producing small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon. Family members Regina Weinstein joined them in 1997 and Steven Honig in 2000. Read less

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External Reviews for Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/28/2011

The fully mature 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon is straightforward, chocolaty, spicy, medium-bodied, and elegant.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/28/2011

Rich scents of new oak cover this wine when first poured, the black fruit hidden under the oak's tarry tannins. As the wood and grape tannins grow gentler with air, the plummy fruit comes forward and the wine feels sleek. Open this eight years from the vintage, with a grilled sirloin.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/28/2011

Dill-laced oak and dried currant and black cherry form a rich, tight, complex core of flavors that give this a tight focus and long, persistent finish. Drink now through 2013.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/28/2011

All about texture and suppleness, this broad, generous cabernet is completely likeable. The flavors are black, from black pepper to black currant jam, the ripe tannins black as a chocolate pudding. Those tannins are integrated and the wine is ready to drink.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/28/2011

There are 10,000 cases of the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon, a soft, meaty, deep ruby/purple-hued offering displaying loads of licorice-infused black currant fruit, a touch of earth and herbs, and a spicy, round, fleshy finish. It is an attractive, all-purpose Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next decade. Moreover, it is reasonably priced.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/28/2011

Soft and herbal, with a fleshy texture leading to a pleasing core of currant, black cherry, mint and dried berry flavors. Firms up on the finish. Drink now through 2005.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/28/2011

Crisp and tight, with pretty plum and cherry-laced flavors. Solid, well balanced and flavorful, with a complex aftertaste. Best after 2000.


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Black cherry and blueberry fruit with hints of exotic spices are perfectly balanced by sweet oak. The palate is full and rich with moderate tannins and a long finish. Enjoyable now or can be cellared through 2016 and beyond. Not yet reviewed; 2007 vintage rated 90 points by Robert Parker: A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc, the 2007 is a winner. It is a luscious, sweetly tannic, classic Napa Cabernet offering notes of white chocolate, black currants and spice box, and a medium-bodied, supple, sexy style. Drink it over the next 7-10 years.

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