2008 Cadaretta Cabernet Sauvignon


2008 Cadaretta Cabernet Sauvignon

$40 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt

Gary’s Notes: I made a trip to Walla Walla last summer, but this is one winery I missed. . .and that’s too bad. Cadaretta produces some beautiful wines, including this cab, which features Columbia Valley fruit from five different vineyards. The 2008 is a blend of 89% cabernet sauvignon, 6% petit verdot, 3% cabernet franc and 2% merlot. The wine was aged in 45% new French oak for 19 months, and then rested in bottles for more than 15 months before being released. This stuff is ready to drink now!

Interesting tidbit: The winery is named after a schooner used in the 1920s and 30s for shipping lumber owned by the Middleton family. . .producers of this brand.

Winery Tasting Notes: “Deep red-ruby hue. Aromas of cherry, mountain berries, currants and dark chocolate truffle initially on the nose, opening to a broad spectrum of cherry, raspberry, dark plum, and red currant with hints of bay leaf. Supple texture, with harmonious, elegant and nicely integrated oak. Mineral notes fuse to the finish, with earthy flavors and silky tannins drawing towards a long and savory close.”

Blend: 89% cabernet sauvignon, 6% petit verdot, 3% cabernet franc and 2% merlot

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