2008 Huge Bear Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: A dense ruby purple color, the wine reveals a gorgeous intense bouquet of jammy ripe blackcurrant and blackberry interspersed with sweet vanilla, lavender, cedar and smoky oak. Very rich and full-bodied, this wine offers the same bold fruit impressions on the palate. The mouth feel is creamy with gorgeous tannins which lead to a long finish.
Winemaking Techniques: Clusters were destemmed and fermented on the skins for two weeks. The wine was aged in 80% new French oak for twenty-one months.
Age of Vines: Eighteen years
Harvest Dates: October 11, 2008
Barrels: 80% New French Oak
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Malolactic Fermentation: 100%
Date Bottled: July 19, 2010
Release Date: Spring, 2011
Total Production: 250 cases
Suggested Retail Price: $55
Food Pairings: Pairs beautifully with hardwood grilled NY steak with roasted-garlic butter, creamy mashed potatoes, and tender baby vegetables. Also a wonderful match for blackberry cobbler and fresh homemade caramel ice cream.