2008 Contado Mankas Cabernet Sauvignon Mankas Hills Vineyard

Year: 2008
Appellation: Suisun Valley
Country: USA-California
Red Wine
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100% from 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown at our vineyards

Processed and bottled in Napa Valley, CA

Aged for 24 months in a mix of small French and East European oak barrels

Bottled in February 2011

Cases produced 616

Winery Notes:
Continuing with the tradition of excellence that characterized wine making in the medieval villages of Piedmont, Italy we have molded the unique attributes of our 9 year old Suisun Valley vineyard “terroirs” and our passion for Cabernet Sauvignon to create this 7th edition of the Contado Mankas. This vintage is the result of a difficult growing season that yielded a limited but superior quality product for the greater enjoyment of our customers.

The 2008 Contado rivals its 2007 counterpart for its unique quality. A rare balance of rich black and red fruit flavors, an elegant deep garnet color, are enhanced by slightly lower alcohol levels. Black cherries and plums blend with currant, cassis and blueberries to harmonize with caramel, figs, vanilla and toasted oak tones. Silky and peppery tannins combine in a generous body and lead to a long and elegant finish. Definitely a keeper