2008 Roy Estate - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

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2008 Roy Estate - Cabernet Sauvignon

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Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | 90-92

(blended with 5% petit verdot): Good deep red. Dark aromas of black cherry, mocha and licorice; much fruitier today than the 2007, and showing some of the very ripe aspect of that wine. Less dense but more delineated and energetic than the 2007, with good lift and minerality to the dark fruit, spice and chocolate flavors. A juicy, bright style of cabernet that finishes with firm but suave tannins. Winemaker Philippe Melka notes that this is a block selection and gets longer barrel aging than the winery's Proprietary Red. Potentially more refined than the 2007.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 156

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Wine Advocate | 93

Close in quality but perhaps not quite as exuberant and profound is the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot). It boasts an opaque purple color as well as abundant notes of charcoal, scorched earth, underbrush, licorice, black currants and blackberries. Slightly more evolved than the 2007, it is nearly that wineâÂ?Â?s equal in terms of depth, richness and overall appeal. This strong effort should drink well for two decades or more.

Drink Dates: 2010-2030
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 192

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About This Producer

Charles and Shirley Roy began their life as vintners in 1999 when they moved to Napa from the East Coast. They asked the noted viticulturist Helen Turley to develop their 17-acre Soda Canyon site, and planted it to the Bordeaux varieties Cabernet, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Under the direction of winemaker Philippe Melka, the winery produces a Proprietary Red and Cabernet Sauvignon. Production is small at less than 300 cases for each wine.

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