Abreu Vineyards Madrona Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

$309

The 2008 Madrona Ranch opens with an incredibly expressive bouquet. Espresso, mocha and licorice meld into dark red fruit and sweet exotic spices in this superb wine. The 2008 is an extraordinarily polished, refined wine for the vintage. Sweet spiced and floral notes reappear to round out the finish. The relatively high percentage of Cabernet Franc (37%) comes through in spades here. The blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033. Robert Parker Wine Advocate

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Ratings on Delectable

David L Delectable Pro

08' Abreu Madrona Ranch. Medium plus sediment. Decanted this at 1:30 in the afternoon. I tried it every hour... consumed it at 8:30. This is a baby. 25+ years in it.

08' Abreu Madrona Ranch. Medium plus sediment. Decanted this at 1:30 in the afternoon. I tried it every hour... consumed it at 8:30. This is a baby. 25+ years in it.

9.4

David L Delectable Pro

08' Abreu Madrona Ranch. Had it open for 4 + hours. Needs more time in the bottle. It was better than last year.

08' Abreu Madrona Ranch. Had it open for 4 + hours. Needs more time in the bottle. It was better than last year.

9.5

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

Deep and dark ruby red. Super dark and complex spices and fruits. Moderate tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Long and lingering.

Deep and dark ruby red. Super dark and complex spices and fruits. Moderate tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Long and lingering.

9.6

Saul Gropman Delectable Pro

Owner/Operator Cafe La Haye

Rich red berry, cigar box, grippy tannins

Rich red berry, cigar box, grippy tannins

9.3

Eric LaMasters

In a nice drinking window right now.

In a nice drinking window right now.

9.6

Erik Wochna

08' vintage

08' vintage

9.4

Justin Wittkopf

Decanted 12 hours. Awesome but a hint behind the 2001 on the body and finish.

Decanted 12 hours. Awesome but a hint behind the 2001 on the body and finish.

9.6

Erika Birg

Decanted for an hour at home, rebottled, put the cork back in it, carried to the restaurant, and decanted again. Near perfection. The fruit is palatable but not overpowering. This is a big boy for sure, but just the right thing for a birthday celebration at a steak restaurant.

Decanted for an hour at home, rebottled, put the cork back in it, carried to the restaurant, and decanted again. Near perfection. The fruit is palatable but not overpowering. This is a big boy for sure, but just the right thing for a birthday celebration at a steak restaurant.

9.7

Alex Chrisman

@Shae Kinsman !!!!!!

@Shae Kinsman !!!!!!

10

V M

Cedar and cherries on the nose with a plate of dark cherries and berries with cocoa and mocha on the finish. Super silky smooth with sweet but formidable tannins that go on and on. If tannins moderate but fruit stays big this can be an amazing wine in a few years

Cedar and cherries on the nose with a plate of dark cherries and berries with cocoa and mocha on the finish. Super silky smooth with sweet but formidable tannins that go on and on. If tannins moderate but fruit stays big this can be an amazing wine in a few years

9.6

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.