Moone-Tsai Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2008

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This hugely expressive wine entices with its aromas of tobacco and ripe boysenberry. 22-months of aging in 80% new Fr...

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International Wine Shop
Westport, CT (2,500 mi)
USD 92.39
750ml
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It seems almost everything Philippe Melka touches turns to gold and Moone Tsai is no exception. The cab has his wonderfully well balanced touch. ... Read more

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Snooth User: Matt Walker
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4.50 5
04/12/2012

It seems almost everything Philippe Melka touches turns to gold and Moone Tsai is no exception. The cab has his wonderfully well balanced touch. Fruit, tannin, acid, wood, all joining harmoniously. This cab isn't for those who are searching for those super-viscous, mega Napa cabs with 15+% alcohol. This cab is medium to full bodied and quite reserved but with many layers to discover. I'm going to be keeping my eye on this up and comer!


Winemaker's Notes:

This hugely expressive wine entices with its aromas of tobacco and ripe boysenberry. 22-months of aging in 80% new French Oak augments the wine’s density and substantive, yet finely grained tannins, while richly layered flavors of red berries, coffee and black cherry coat the mouth throughout the lengthy finish. This is an outgoing, powerful wine. Much of this Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from a vineyard in Coombsville, an area of southeast Napa Valley where soils are characterized by a unique blend of red volcanic soils and clay. The vineyard is planted on a gently sloping plateau, and the comparatively temperate climate of the area, versus the warmer territory up valley, serves to lengthen the growing season. The grapes are allowed to achieve full physiological ripeness without the pressure of heat extremes common in warmer areas, and low vigor soils throughout the vineyard create small, dense clusters. The resulting wine is opulent and expressive.

This hugely expressive wine entices with its aromas of tobacco and ripe boysenberry. 22-months of aging in 80% new French Oak augments the wine’s density and substantive, yet finely grained tannins, while richly layered flavors of red berries, coffee and black cherry coat the mouth throughout the lengthy finish. This is an outgoing, powerful wine. Much of this Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from a vineyard in Coombsville, an area of southeast Napa Valley where soils are characterized by a unique blend of red volcanic soils and clay. The vineyard is planted on a gently sloping plateau, and the comparatively temperate climate of the area, versus the warmer territory up valley, serves to lengthen the growing season. The grapes are allowed to achieve full physiological ripeness without the pressure of heat extremes common in warmer areas, and low vigor soils throughout the vineyard create small, dense clusters. The resulting wine is opulent and expressive.

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1,587 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Notes: 81% new French oak, 19% 2-year oak; St. Martin, François Frères


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