2008 Bookwalter Cabernet Sauvignon Foreshadow

Year: 2008
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Country: USA - Washington
Wine Spectator: 92
Red Wine
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"Ripe and round, with a sprinkle of gritty tannins around a generous core of cherry, rhubarb, orange peel and spice flavors. Shows polish and density that carries everything into the long finish. Drink now through 2018. 1,878 cases made. " (WS)

"The 2007 Protagonist Red Mountain is made up of 69% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc with the balance Syrah and Petit Verdot. Notes of cedar, spice box, violets, cassis, and black cherry lead to a savory but slightly less concentrated wine than the Conner Lee cuvee. It has plenty of tasty fruit, ripe tannins, and good balance. Give it 2-3 years to fully blossom and drink it from 2012 to 2022.

J. Bookwalter is one of a number of wineries who have opened tasting rooms in the Seattle area, particularly Woodinville, to be near their customers, an especially important consideration in difficult economic times when direct sales can make a significant difference on the bottom line." (WA)

Winery Notes:
Our Foreshadow Cabernet Sauvignon showcases our best Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in the Columbia Valley, Red Mountain, Horse Heaven Hill and Yakima Valley appellations. We blended a bit more than usual in 2008 to amplify the fruit and take advantage of the earlier ripening varieties in a cool year like Malbec and Petit Verdot.

Aromatically the wine shows plum, blueberry, red and black currants along with violets, cedar, graphite, subtle dried herbs and a touch of sandalwood and spices. The wine enters the palate with round, spicy sweet fruit, carries good weight on the mid palate and shows a fruit flavor spectrum of red currants to the blue and black fruits with tertiary flavors of truffles, anise, cola, tobacco and bit fresh and dried herbs. The wine has a long finish that is layered with lush, fine grained tannins followed by a graceful acidity