2008 Meteor Vineyard Perseid - 3 pack
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Meteor Vineyard Perseid Cabernet Sauvignon marries the elements of our clonally diverse planting in one singularly expressive wine. Meteor Vineyard is a collaborative project of vineyard proprietor Barry Schuler and longtime Napa Valley winemakers Bill and Dawnine Dyer. Located on a knoll in Napa Valley’s Coombsville appellation, our unique combination of elevation, aspect and stony, rich volcanic soil produces some of Napa Valley’s most distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon.
- Vintage 2008
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Aged 22 months in French oak, 70% New
- 45% clone 7, 40% clone 4, 15% clone 337
- Alc: 14.6, TA: 6.5 g/l, pH: 3.66
- Appellation: Coombsville
The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Perseid is a gorgeous, fleshy wine. Finessed, supple tannins frame layers of dark red fruit, spices, tobacco, flowers, leather and licorice that emerge in this impeccably polished, mid-weight Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2008 Perseid should continue to drink well over the next decade or so. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018. Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Aromas of ripe blackberry, wild cherry and currant meld with hints of smokey sweet tobacco and clove. The palate displays rich mouth watering fruit with ripe tannins and a soft silky texture. The finish is heady and long, with an impression of warmth that carries the aromatics and suffuses the senses. Though youthful, this wine is showing beautifully! Dawnine Dyer, Winemaker
The 2008 vintage looked tenuous at the outset, beginning with an extremely dry winter and culminating in frosts that •À_naturally thinned’ nearly 30% of the crop. Erratic weather at bloom led to uneven fruit development, requiring multiple trips through the vineyard and careful thinning throughout the remaining months to ensure even ripeness. When the fruit reached perfect ripeness the first week of October we harvested under near perfect conditions. The results are exceptional. Mike Wolf, Vineyard Manager
While the press remained enamored with the 2007 vintage, an unsung clas- sic aged gracefully in the cellar. 2008 is proving to be one among a number of legendary recent vintages in Napa Valley displaying incredible purity of fruit coupled with supple texture and bold but refined tannins. Jason Alexander, Sommelier