Review: 2008 Knights Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley

Knights Valley (no apostrophe!) is part of the far north of Sonoma County in California. Not historically known for Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Bridge nonetheless grows a super-premium Cab here. This 2008 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and spends 28 months in French oak.

A very rich (14.5% alcohol) wine, this Cab offers heavy fruit character, deep cassis notes, some cherry, and lots of underlying secondary notes. A touch of leather, cedar box, and a crystal clear vanilla note on the finish. Give this young wine a half hour or so of air before drinking — to let some of the sweeter, fruity notes mellow out, exposing the more sultry backbone underneath.

A / $115 /

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