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Valley of the Moon Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

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Cabernet Sauvignon wines from the best Sonoma County red grape s ub-appellations provide the complex aromas and flavors expressed in this blend. The characteristics of the hillside vineyard sites used (warm days balanced by cool nights and well-drained soils) make them ideal for producing ripe, rich textured and structured Cabernet Sauvignon. Following fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wines were aged for 22 months in small French, Hungarian, and American oak barrels. A small percentage of Merlot was included in the final blend for added richness and complexity.

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Valley of the Moon Winery:
Valley of the Moon Winery has been in operation longer than any other winery in the Glen Ellen area. The stone structures themselves date back to 1863, and have great historial significance. In 1997 the winery was transformed into a contemporary winemaking facility; still the original heritage was preserved. Valley of the Moon Winery, as it exsists today, is a testament to both vision and r... Read more
Valley of the Moon Winery has been in operation longer than any other winery in the Glen Ellen area. The stone structures themselves date back to 1863, and have great historial significance. In 1997 the winery was transformed into a contemporary winemaking facility; still the original heritage was preserved. Valley of the Moon Winery, as it exsists today, is a testament to both vision and rebirth. The history and old walls remain, but the technology and styling is resolutely modern. This harmonious marriage of past and present provides the perfect environment to craft world-class wines. www.valleyofthemoonwinery.com Read less

Editorial Reviews for Valley of the Moon Cabernet Sauvignon

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,831
3.00 5
12/19/2011

Sweet and pruny on the nose, this smells of over-ripeness with its volatile nature, layered over lightly chemical vanilla tones. Soft and easy in the mouth, there’s not a whole lot of structure here. The plum and lightly pruny fruit is anchored by some lovely balsamic wood tones, making this pretty nice to drink, but it lacks tension and complexity. Finishes with bitter wood tannins. 86pts


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Snooth User: Erick Pillay
102090826
3.00 5
01/25/2012

Three glasses



Tasting Notes:

Forward black cherry and black currant fruit aromas are wrapped in notes of chocolate, cedar and hints Herbes de Provence. The concentrated black fruit, chocolate and savory flavors are accented by anise and black pepper that spice up the finish. These intense yet elegant flavors are supported by young, yet approachable tannins, and ample acidity, providing for a lengthy finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon wines from the best Sonoma County red grape s ub-appellations provide the complex aromas and flavors expressed in this blend. The characteristics of the hillside vineyard sites used (warm days balanced by cool nights and well-drained soils) make them ideal for producing ripe, rich textured and structured Cabernet Sauvignon. Following fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wines were aged for 22 months in small French, Hungarian, and American oak barrels. A small percentage of Merlot was included in the final blend for added richness and complexity.

Closure: Cork

Aged 22 months in Other.

Notes: French, Hungarian & American oak barrels

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.56
Total Acidity: 6.6 grams per liter

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