Monday, November 04, 2013

Review: **** State Lane Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, California. 2008 (CS8B)

Original Review, September, 2012:  This wine was vinted from 705-08SLCS - 2008 State Lane Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa CA (CS8B) grapes obtained from Brehm Vineyards and fermented with BDX yeast.

Now, four years from vintage date, let's see what we've got:  Deep ruddy red in the glass.  Fragrant, aromatic and actually still bright on the nose.  The palate is yielding, bold, soft and aromatic with plums, red roses and blackberries.  Four stars on the Spirit of Wine scale. 

Updated review, a year later, now five years from vintage date, October, 2013:  Medium clean red, no ruddiness now.  Helium balloon notes on the nose.  Very consistent palate: drink now, but it brings big, bold, aromatic rose/blackberry/plum.   Definitely still yummy!


Updated review, another year and a half later, now seven years from vintage date, May, 2015:  Deep red, opaque in the center.  Bold and clean lifted red aromatics.  Very bright, clean, fresh, sweet and full of red, perky fruit.  Still delicious.  Definitely still in the four star category!

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