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2008 Kuleto Estate India Ink Cabernet Sauvignon

2008 Kuleto Estate India Ink Cabernet Sauvignon

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Deep red-black in color and loaded with exotic, heady fruit aromas. The mouth is ripe, yielding a super-concentrated crunchy core.

Winemaker Notes
It is a deep red-black color and loaded with exotic, heady fruit aromas. The mouth is ripe, at first oily or creamy in texture, then the fat melts away to yield a super-concentrated crunchy core. This sleeping giant needs a couple hours of air before it will awake for you.
Other Notes
97% Cabernet Sauvignon
3% Petit Verdot
Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
September 16-29, 2008
26.6 Brix at harvest
28 Months
73% new French oak
Bottling Date
February 28, 2011
Alcohol %
Production Notes
The Cabernet Sauvignons from our Vineyard Block Series take their names and are sourced from prized vineyard blocks and areas of our property. They showcase the myriad flavors and structures expressed by this single varietal at our mountain estate. Colors range from vibrant, glowing red to almost opaque purple, aromas from red peppercorn, flowers, and sweet dried herbs to black plum, black licorice, tar, and smoked meat, and structures from clean, bright, and focused to heavy, soft, and sweet.

The 2008 growing season was marked by the devastating spring frosts that ‘thinned’ the potential crop for the year. we lost close to 25 tons of Cabernet Sauvignon alone. The vineyard blocks that survived produced tiny crops of tiny grapes that made incredibly intense wines. The 2008 India Ink illustrates this perhaps the best of any of our wines.
167 cases produced. Released May 2012.