Dramatic 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

There were hard frost, and heat wave and wild-fire smoke, but still the little Cabernet Sauvignon grapes hunkered down, although in smaller numbers, they survive brilliantly to harvest which saw perfection in condition. The saying what doesn’t kills you makes you stronger couldn’t apply more for the Cabernet Sauvignon of 2008 vintage in California. Such is the survival of the strongest and fittest to produce wine that is intensely dark and full in power and texture, with characters of black olive, ripe black cherry and dark chocolate. Tannins are firmer than 2007, but with soft suppleness in texture. That just means that it will age rather well within the next 3 to 4 years. Here are two of the best examples of consistent tenacity and characters for their Cabernet Sauvignon style are Groth Vineyard & Winery and Whitehall Lane Winery. At a great price that you can’t pass:

Groth 2008 Groth Cabernet SauvginonCabernet Sauvignon, Oakville   
A vintage of low yields from smaller grapes and clusters that ripened at lower sugar that provides great balance, flavors and aromas to the wine. It is loaded with color and flavor that is expressive of sweet vanilla character derived from 22 months in the barrels; that blends well with the black cherry and blackberry notes. A wine of soft suppleness that is distinctive of the Oakville AVA. (Wine Enthusiast: 94pts. James Suckling: 92pts)

$75 nett/btl for 6 bottles & above or $79 nett/btl (UP:$95)

Whitehall Lane 2008 Cabernet SauvignonWhitehall Lane, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 
With intense color and aromas of raspberry, and toasty oak that leap forth. The berry and plum flavors are concentrated with a rich, mouth-coating texture. With loads of fruit and velvety tannins, this beautiful blend is enjoyable now but will age gracefully.

$59 nett/btl for 6 bottles & above or $63 nett/btl (UP:$78)

Available while stock indicated last. To Place order, please contact: enquiries@straitscellars.com or call 65 64697633

Check out our updated Bin End as attached.
Still available: two Laguiole Wine Openers to give away with purchase of 8 bottles and above of Flowers Pinot Noir listed in the promotion.

 All prices indicated are NETT. Payment in Cash or Cheque or Internet Banking Transfer.
Free Delivery within Singapore for purchase of $500 & above per invoice per delivery address.
Saturday morning delivery not available. Delivery charge is S$20 per trip.
Loose bottles purchases and self collection can be done at our Office/Showroom by appointment only.
Wine Sold Not Returnable. Stock available on a first come first serve basis.
Standard Sales Terms and Conditions apply.

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