2008 ZD Wines Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley [WE-94pts]


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Tasting Notes:

The 2008 vintage marked an important milestone for ZD Wines: 40 years of producing world class wines of quality and distinction, and a commitment by the deLeuze family to continue this tradition of excellence with three generations working together to elevate the “Zero Defects” name.

This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of our best Napa Valley lots, and is an excellent example of ZD’s belief in the art of blending, and how different sites can produce a wine that exceeds its individual parts. With ZD’s own organically farmed Rutherford Estate as the backbone, this wine is showing wonderfully now.

Aromas of cassis, black cherry and plum intermingle with subtle hints of clove, anise, tobacco and sweet toasty vanilla. The palate is loaded with fruit and lush, well balanced tannins that carry the wine through to an incredibly long finish. The oak is present but well integrated and gives the wine an added layer of complexity.

94 points Wine Enthusiast

Here’s one for the cellar. It’s an intense, massively concentrated wine, packed with blackberry, black currant, dark chocolate and crême de cassis flavors. If that sounds delicious, it is, and the tannins are as fine and complicated as Napa gets. So tasty now, you can drink it with a great steak, and should easily develop bottle complexity over the next 8–10 years, perhaps much longer.  (12/2011)

90 points Connoisseurs Guide

Aggressive oak breaks in front of everything else early on, and it persists as a principal player throughout the wine’s length. That said, the wine is fit with plenty of well-ripened, solidly varietal fruit and the two manage to co-exist. Rife with vanilla, root beer and crème brulee, it is a plush and readily accessible effort, and, if its tannins do make themselves known at the finish, they will be dampened by service with richer roast meats and a few more years of aging.  (12/2011)

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Storage History:

Always stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar.


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Perfect condition.