Sherwin Family Vineyards has been handcrafting highly rated Estate Cabernet Sauvignon since 1996.
We are pleased to announce the release of our 2008 Sherwin Family Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, our 13th vintage of Estate Cabernet. As always, the 2008 vintage is made entirely from fruit from our 16-acre vineyard at the top of Spring Mountain. Comprised of 90 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 8 percent Merlot, and 2 percent Cabernet Franc, the wine was aged for 22 months in new French oak and then aged another 12 months in bottle prior to release. This wine shows the lush fruit and intensity of our mountaintop growing conditions, with hints of mocha and well-integrated tannins. 681 cases were produced.
With lush fruit notes and intensity thanks to its mountaintop growing conditions, the wine boasts hints of mocha, creamy oak, cassis, ripe currant, black cherry,and wild berry fruit. The well-integrated tannins combine with the flavors to create an elegant and stylish wine with a long, intricate finish.
- Winemaker: Steve Sherwin
- Consulting Winemaker: Mike Hirby
- Production: 681 cases made
- Appellation: Spring Mountain District
- Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 90%, Merlot 8%, Cabernet Franc 2%
- Alcohol: 15.1%