2008 in Napa Valley yielded Cabernet Sauvignon with stunning upfront fruit and unctuous textures, IF the vineyard was managed with extreme attention to detail. We were careful and lucky enough to have done the work needed and now find ourselves with a gorgeous wine to present to you. The aromatics are ripe and fruity, with sweet spice and chocolate notes not far behind. The palate has great fruit and extract without being heavy and is framed by full, ripe tannins that coat the mouth, allowing the finish to blossom.
The 2008 Artifact [sic] Proprietary Red (92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Syrah aged in 100% new French oak) reveals deep black currant notes intermixed with jus de viand, assorted herbs, pepper, crushed rock and licorice aromas. Deep, full-bodied, layered, impressively built as well as supple textured, this delicious, concentrated, full-bodied powerhouse reveals impressive texture and a long finish. It should drink well for 10-15+ years.