2008 Sequoia Grove Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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Chris recently spent a weekend with some friends in Alexandria, MN for a “Girls Weekend”.  A couple of times a year a bunch of gals get together for camaraderie, good food, wine, and cocktails.  They schedule massages, do facials and foot treatments.  It’s pure girl time and I usually do not talk to Chris much during these events.  I was OK with the fact she was gone as I was studying a lot for my first  midterm.  Simba, our dog and I had a mellow guy’s weekend at home.

Chris was kind enough to prepare some food that she left for me.  I spent the day at home in my books and called it an early evening.  With my roasted chicken, pasta and carrot sticks I wanted to have a really nice glass of wine.  I chose a 2008 Sequoia Grove Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.  Thus far every Sequoia Grove wine I have opened, I have really enjoyed and I was expecting nothing less with this bottle.

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Sight
The color depth was deep.  The Cabernet was a deep purple and the wine was very clear in my glass.

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Smell
Without swirling my glass the Cabernet Sauvignon smelled very aromatic and young.  I noted prominent jammy type fruit.

Taste
My initial taste the Cabernet was dry and it was full-bodied.  The acidity was very good with high and astringent tannin’s.  I could tell there was a lot of gas (great tannin structure) to cellar this wine for a long time.  It was very flavorful with a nice long velvet finish while I could taste cocoa, dark chocolate as I exhaled.

abv: 14.4%

How much: $90 before any wine club discounts.

I was very pleased with the 2008 Sequoia Grove Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.  I rated the wine four glasses.  I have a few 2009’s in my cellar and look forward to trying them now and waiting many years to compare.  I used my Vacu Vin stopper and saved the bottle to share with Dave the next day when it was just as delicious!

Life is too short to drink crappy wine.  Expand your palate and keep trying.

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