This wine displays all of the lush, concentrated red fruit character that has come to define Cabernet Sauvignon from Monitor Ledge. There is a beautiful balance between depth and brightness, with oak-inspired layers of caramel, chestnut and hazelnut complementing mouthwatering flavors of dark cherry, raspberry, red currant and strawberry. A smooth, creamy mid-palate leads to a finish of fruit and sweet spice that showcases the wine’s length and dimension.
Though the 2008 growing season presented certain challenges—from early frosts to drought conditions—a meticulous approach to viticulture and sorting yielded small crops with good concentration, highlighting soft, appealing tannins for our red varietals and bright acidity for our white grapes. A long, moderately cool summer led to a harvest that commenced in mid-August and concluded in early November. This relatively relaxed pace allowed us to pick in numerous passes to ensure quality, often focusing on individual rows or a single side of the vines.