Napa Valley, CA

2008 Concerto Winenotes

Year: 
2008
notes: 
Available March 2011
Harvest Date: 
October 27, 2008 and October 10, 2008
Bottle Date: 
TBD
Release Date: 
TBD
Grape AVA: 
Oakville, Napa Valley
Alcohol: 
TBD
Brix: 
27.9-28.3
TA: 
4.0-4.5
pH: 
3.79-4.08
Grapes: 
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrels: 
100% New French Oak

After a very dry growing season characterized by warm sunny days and cool nights, the grapes were hand picked before dawn on September 27, and Ocotber 10, 2008. The grapes were hand sorted, then crushed, cold soaked and fermented with a period of extended maceration. The wine was pressed on November 11, 2008 and was  aged for twenty eight months in 100% new French oak barrels and then bottle aged for an additional year prior to release.

 

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2008 Concerto ToKalon Vineyard Cabernet is a stunning wine with extraordinary balance, refinement and elegance. Its inky dark colors, with aromas of blackberry, blueberry, and currant foreshadows a powerful wine with complex layers of chocolate, pipe tobacco and crème de cassis, it also has  hints of cedar and vanilla and a touch of oak. Well structured with sweet tannins, it is silky on the palate and crescendos to a seemingly endless finish. Drink 2015 to 2030. Alcohol 14.2%. Aged 28 months in 100% new French oak barrels.