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2008 Linked Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon "Knights Valley"

Linked 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Linked Vineyards

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Knights Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Knights Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $120

Cases produced: 122

KWG Score: 93 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: November 23, 2012

Wine Review: This opaque and midnight purple colored Cabernet was very well received by the panel. It opens with a black cherry and black currant bouquet with hints of vanilla oak and black licorice. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced, and polished. The flavor profile is a spiced plum with notes of menthol and cedar plank. We also detected hints of black pepper towards the end as well. The finish is dry and its dusty moderate tannins are nicely prolonged and stick around for a while. The panel suggested pairing this rather suave Cab with veal marsala or lamb with a balsamic reduction sauce. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2008 Linked Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon takes the Linked style of powerfully elegant Cabernet to the next level. Made with 100% estate Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine showcases beautifully ripened fruit that came from near perfect growing conditions. The intense ruby color hints at the depth and complexity of this wine: layers of juicy blackberry and black cherry, red currant and raspberry give way to hints of warm spices, dark chocolate and graphite. Floral notes and lovely acidy add to this wine's multi-dimensional profile. The big round flavors and soft, supple tannins create a wine that makes you eagerly anticipate the next sip as you are savoring the last one. While this wine is rich, ripe and drinkable now, it has the potential to age 15-20 years past the vintage date.

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