Aida Estate · 2008 · Cabernet Sauvignon
We have been fueled by our belief that Aida would be an ideal site for growing Bordeaux varietals since our acquisition of this wonderful site in 2000. Each harvest has affirmed our initial belief and makes us look forward to the following year.
2008 marked an ideal growing season and this vintage of Aida Cabernet benefited from an early bud break and cool summer which allowed for plenty of hang time and flavor development. Yields were low and small, highly concentrated berries helped to create a harmonious wine of supreme structure. Abundant aromas of dark chocolate, coffee grounds and burning embers lead into a palate of black cherry, crushed rock and a touch of smokiness. Bold in stature, this rich, masculine cabernet will benefit from decanting and can be enjoyed over the next 20+ years.
September 2 - 24, 2008
20 months in French Oak, 75% new
Taransaud, Demptos, Ermitage, Baron, Saury
May 6, 2010