2008 Snowden - Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml

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IWC 89-90   Collector 91
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89-90

Good bright ruby. Dark cherry, licorice, mint and herbs on the nose. Less dense but more juicy than the 2007 Ranch, with the licorice note carrying through in the mouth. A less chunky but also cooler style, showing good balance and suave tannins but finishing with a slightly dryness. Diana Snowden pointed out that her family's vineyards, on volcanic ash soil above Sloan, at an altitude of up to 800 feet, are on land that was under vine at least as far back as 1876. The Snowdens planted their vineyards in 1985, and the Ranch bottling includes fruit from some vines on AXR rootstock, which were scheduled to be torn out this spring. Snowden noted that the AXR typically yielded coarser tannins.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 150

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 91
Author: Mucha Wine
Trust Rating: 59
Tasted On: 12/29/2012

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Average rating: 89, based on 2 reviews
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33 bottles owned by 13 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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