Marston Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

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In 2008, La Niña brought about a warm spring in the Napa Valley that prompted early bud break, followed first by a prolonged cooling trend and then an extended heat wave that lowered crop yields. On October 1st, 2008 we hand-picked our favorite blocks to produce a limited amount of our 2008 Marston Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, and our tireless efforts were recently rewarded by being named one of the “Outstanding 2008 Napa Cabernets” by The Wine Spectator! (250 cases produced) The Wine Spectator:"Complex and supple, with layers of plum, blackberry, mineral, sage and cedar. Full bodied, big but not overdone, this is pleasinglygraceful and balanced on the finish. Drink now through 2022." -James Laube, The Wine Spectator (Rated 92 points, and ranked one of the "Outstanding 2008 Napa Cabernets", July 2011) Winemaker Tasting Notes:“The perfumed nose is highlighted by black cherry and blueberry layered with cocoa and hazelnut. Hints of lavender, sage, Christmas spice and cassis lead into a blackberry front, followed by a juicy, full mouth of black raspberry, red plum, mocha and hints of anise. The silky tannins give way to a clean, lingering finish of ripe red cherry and vanilla.” ~ Marbue Marke, Winemaker *This item is limited in availability so all sales must be confirmed.*

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Marston Family Vineyard:
Our family vineyard is a hidden gem on the most southern slopes of Spring Mountain above the Napa Valley. A cool afternoon breeze passes through the vineyard permitting the fruit to ripen slowly and uniformly. We hand cultivate and select our favorite blocks from our estate vineyard to produce a limited amount of our Marston Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon each year. Our 2006 vintage marks o... Read more
Our family vineyard is a hidden gem on the most southern slopes of Spring Mountain above the Napa Valley. A cool afternoon breeze passes through the vineyard permitting the fruit to ripen slowly and uniformly. We hand cultivate and select our favorite blocks from our estate vineyard to produce a limited amount of our Marston Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon each year. Our 2006 vintage marks our ninth release with our highly acclaimed winemaker, Philippe Melka, and our fortieth year on Spring Mountain! We invite you to explore Marston Family Vineyard within these pages. From our family history, our vineyard, and our wines, we look forward to sharing Marston Family Vineyard with you. From our family to yours, Elizabeth & Jamie, John & Tanya, Alexandra & Michael Marston Read less

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In 2008, La Niña brought about a warm spring in the Napa Valley that prompted early bud break, followed first by a prolonged cooling trend and then an extended heat wave that lowered crop yields. On October 1st, 2008 we hand-picked our favorite blocks to produce a limited amount of our 2008 Marston Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, and our tireless efforts were recently rewarded by being named one of the “Outstanding 2008 Napa Cabernets” by The Wine Spectator! (250 cases produced) The Wine Spectator:"Complex and supple, with layers of plum, blackberry, mineral, sage and cedar. Full bodied, big but not overdone, this is pleasinglygraceful and balanced on the finish. Drink now through 2022." -James Laube, The Wine Spectator (Rated 92 points, and ranked one of the "Outstanding 2008 Napa Cabernets", July 2011) Winemaker Tasting Notes:“The perfumed nose is highlighted by black cherry and blueberry layered with cocoa and hazelnut. Hints of lavender, sage, Christmas spice and cassis lead into a blackberry front, followed by a juicy, full mouth of black raspberry, red plum, mocha and hints of anise. The silky tannins give way to a clean, lingering finish of ripe red cherry and vanilla.” ~ Marbue Marke, Winemaker *This item is limited in availability so all sales must be confirmed.*

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