2008 Kobalt - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

A joint project between well-known winemaking consultant Mark Herold and Kevin Carriker, KobaltâÂ?Â?s big, blockbuster 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) boasts an inky/purple color as well as a big, sweet perfume of camphor, charcoal, blueberries, black currants and toasty oak. Superb fruit, a sweet, full-bodied mouthfeel, a multilayered texture and a long finish with abundant but sweet, nicely integrated tannins, this classic Napa Cabernet should be consumed over the next 15-18 years.

Drink Dates: 2010-2028
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 192

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

(blended with 3% malbec; from Coombsville fruit): Bright ruby. Sexy aromas of cassis, smoke and flint, with lovely violet lift. Lush and mouthfilling without being at all over the top, with dark berry and chocolate flavors dominating. Finishes with broad, serious tannins. This is 14.8% alcohol with a moderate 3.65 pH. Winemaker Herold notes that this fruit always ripens but that cool evening breezes in Coombsville help to preserve acidity levels. This has turned out very well.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 156

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

Intense and rustic, with chewy tannins wrapped around core flavors of dried herb and currant, mineral, sage, tea, coffee grounds and cedar. This is full-bodied and complex, if still quite tight and leathery. In need of cellaring.

Drink Dates: 2013-2023
Author: James Laube


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 90
Author: Jeffrey M989
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 06/05/2014
Initial impression of stewed fruit, but grew a little with air. Some elements of sage or leather. Big flavor and long finish, but ultimately just pretty good for me.

Average rating: 91, based on 4 reviews
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26 bottles owned by 11 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon


Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

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