Lancaster Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon

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Sold by: Ken Forrester

R 1,690

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750 ml (Standard)


92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec, 2% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot


United States


94 Points - Wine Enthusiast 94 Points - Robert Parker


14.60% alc vol Sugar g/l: N/A
Type: Red Blend, Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 15 years+
Origin: Sonoma County Appellation: Alexander Valley

Tasting Notes:

Rich and focused tannins, followed with an artful balance of dark cherries, cassis, and vanilla. The long, layered finish has hints of dark Chocolate/Mocha, elegantly complimented with aromas of currant, nutmeg ,blackberry and earthen minerality.


Dark Cherry
Dark Cherry

Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate


The 2008 Lancaster Estate Cabernet Sauvignon had very low yields which resulted in dense concentration, layered tannins, and remarkable structure. This blend of all five classic Bordeaux varietals, fully represents the diverse character of the Estate’s hillside vineyards. Rich and focused tannins, followed with an artful balance of dark cherries, cassis, and vanilla. The long, layered finish has hints of dark Chocolate and Mocha, elegantly complemented with aromas of currant, nutmeg, blackberry and earthy minerality. To maintain authenticity of expression, the 2008 Lancaster Estate Cabernet was gently fined and bottled unfiltered.

The 2008 vintage was characterized by low winter rain followed by a dry and frosty spring. In anticipation of spring frost, we delayed our final pruning until late March. This encouraged the soft and tender buds to push later in the season, avoiding much of the damaging late spring frosts. In spite of our efforts, yields were 30% below normal. As we have learned in our fourteen year stewardship, our vineyards are subject to more moderate growing conditions than the warmer and highly regarded Oakville or Rutherford regions. Vintage 2008 was no exception. This cooler, longer growing season resulted in grapes with excellent phenolic maturity and impeccably well balanced sugars and acids.

24 months Sur Lees aged in 100% French oak,

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