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2008 Meteor Vineyard Perseid- 3 pack

2008 Meteor Vineyard Perseid- 3 pack

Meteor Vineyard Perseid marries the elements of our clonally diverse planting in one singularly expressive wine. While the press remained enamored with the 2007 vintage, an unsung classic aged gracefully in the cellar. Aromas of ripe blackberry, wild cherry and currant meld with hints of smoky sweat tobacco and clove. The palate displays rich mouth watering fruit with ripe tannins and a soft silky texture. The finish is heady and long, with an impression of warmth that carries the aromatics and suffuses the senses. 520 cases

100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aged 22 months in French oak, 65% new
Clones: 45% cl 7, 40% cl 4, 15% cl 337
Alc: 14.6%, TA: 6.5 g/l, pH: 3.66

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From the Vineyard – “The 2008 vintage looked tenuous at the outset, beginning with an extremely dry winter and culminating in frosts that ‘naturally thinned’ nearly 30% of the crop. Erratic weather at bloom led to uneven fruit development, requiring multiple trips through the vineyard and careful thinning throughout the remaining months to ensure even ripeness. When the fruit reached perfect ripeness the first week of October we harvested under near perfect conditions. The results are exceptional.” Mike Wolf, Vineyard Manager

From the Sommelier – “While the press remained enamored with the 2007 vintage, an unsung clas- sic aged gracefully in the cellar. 2008 is proving to be one among a number of legendary recent vintages in Napa Valley displaying incredible purity of fruit coupled with supple texture and bold but refined tannins.” Jason Alexander, Sommelier and General Manager

From the Winemaker – “Aromas of ripe blackberry, wild cherry and currant meld with hints of smokey sweet tobacco and clove. The palate displays rich mouth watering fruit with ripe tannins and a soft silky texture. The finish is heady and long, with an impression of warmth that carries the aromatics and suffuses the senses. Though youthful, this wine is showing beautifully!” Dawnine Dyer, Winemaker

From the Critics - "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Perseid is a gorgeous, fleshy wine. Finessed, supple tannins frame layers of dark red fruit, spices, tobacco, flowers, leather and licorice that emerge in this impeccably polished, mid-weight Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2008 Perseid should continue to drink well over the next decade or so. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018. " Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate

"Good red-ruby. More refined on the nose than the 2007, offering redcurrant, violet and tobacco. Then energetic and light on its feet, with subtle rock and tobacco flavors perfuming the mouth. Rounder and more pliant than the 2007, seemingly with every bit as much extract. Very sexy, vibrant wine. " Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar