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Nordby Vineyards

Nordby Vineyards
2008 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Hills

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$37.00
Cellar Selection

Nordby Vineyards
2008 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Hills

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Black ruby color. Aromas of new car, patent leather, moth balls, and boysenberry handpie with a satiny, crisp, dry full body and a smooth, interesting, long dried cherries, suede, and freshly grated spices finish with chewy tannins and heavy oak. A leatherier wine there may not have been; we’re excited to see this develop!
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: new car, patent leather, moth balls, and boysenberry handpie
Taste Flavor: dried cherries, suede, and freshly grated spices
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Ribeye With Maitre D' Butter, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A leatherier wine there may not have been; we're excited to see this develop!
The Producer

Nordby Vineyards

The Producer
168 East Ln
Alamo, CA 94507
USA
1 925-552-7036
Cabernet Sauvignon
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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.