2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
A stylish, ballerina of a wine: balanced and elegant, with fine tannins, refreshing natural acidity, beguiling perfume and the unmistakable profile of the Snowden terroir -- blueberries, violets, and wet stone. The 2008 Reserve is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot. Writing in the wine Advocate when the wine was first released, Robert Parker mentioned "aromas of creme de cassis, burning embers, licorice and smoked herbs. It ratchets up the body, concentration and depth yet possesses silky smooth tannis and a forward style. This beauty should drink well for 15+ years."