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2008 Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
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2008 Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2008 Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Dark red in color with fresh aromas of sun-ripened raspberries, allspice, and a hint of toasted coconut. The nose develops into milk chocolate and cigar box with notes of spice and cedar. With a full palate and soft tannins, this well-built wine has layers of cherry and dusty cocoa, leading into a long, rich finish.


This vineyard is in the iconic area of many high-end, cult-status Rutherford wines. The grapes were hand-picked at 26.3Brix on October 14, then cluster sorted before a 2-day cold soak and small-batch fermentation with French yeast. The juice was gently pumped over 2-3 times each day during fermentation. In barrel, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation and aged for 22 months in French oak before being racked twice and bottled in August 2010. The wine rested in our underground cellar until its release December 2012.

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Vintage: 2008
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Rutherford
Harvest Date: October 2008
Acid: 6.0 g/L
PH: 3.74
Aging: 22 months in barrel
Barrel Aging:
22 Months
100% French Oak
Bottling Date: August 2010
Alcohol %: 14.4
The vines that produce these grapes are grown in the iconic area of many other high-end, culty Rutherford wines. If Napa had a tier system like Burgundy, the Morisoli vineyard would be recognized as a Grand cru vineyard. The grapes were picked at 26.3 Brix on October 14, 2008.
· Hand harvested · Cluster sorted · 2 day cold soak · Inoculated with a French yeast strain · Small batch fermentation · Pumpovers 2-3 times daily · Malolactic fermentation in barrels · Racked 2 times before bottling
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This wine shows the soft, dusty tannins and sour red cherry fruit that the vineyard is known for, while more than four years have mellowed it to beautiful drinkability. Should continue to develop in the cellar for another 10
Presenting a combination of fresh red cherry fruit and darker flavors, this is a chewy cabernet from a prime Rutherford benchland site. It builds on the supple richness of its tannins with a layer of oak spice and while the w
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