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The Maldonado 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is owner Hugo Maldonado’s go-to wine, and for good reason! This high elevation Cabernet comes from two well established Napa Valley vineyard sites – Peter Newton Vineyard on Spring Mountain and Wente Vineyard on Soda Canyon. Both sites are farmed and managed by Maldonado Vineyards, and only the best fruit from each vineyard is selected for the winery’s tiny Cabernet program. On the nose, classic aromas of black currant, cassis and violets mingle together and heighten the senses, but it’s the 2008 Cabernet’s concentration and complexity that really show off its high-altitude pedigree. Layers of dark chocolate, black cherry, and currant flavors are backed by a rich barrel spice and smoky cassis nuances. Its tannins are firm yet smooth and beautifully integrated with the palate’s rich, luscious flavor profile. The Cabernet Sauvignon finishes with vanilla and a flourish of dark cherry fruit. Simply delicious! 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. [+]