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2008 Sparkman Kingpin

  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • RP 90
  • WE 89

Reviews for 2008 Sparkman Kingpin

RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2011
The 2008 Kingpin Cabernet Sauvignon (which contains 10% Petit Verdot) was sourced from the Klipsun and Kiona Vineyards located in the Red Mountain AVA and was aged in 89% new French oak. Deep purple in color, it sports an... The 2008 Kingpin Cabernet Sauvignon (which contains 10% Petit Verdot) was sourced from the Klipsun and Kiona Vineyards located in the Red Mountain AVA and was aged in 89% new French oak. Deep purple in color, it sports an inviting nose of pain grille, pencil lead, Asian spices, incense, and assorted black fruits. It reveals layers of fruit on the palate along with plenty of tannin. It seems to have the balance to evolve for 3-4 years and may well see its 20th birthday in fine form. 90+ - Jay Miller
WE 89
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, November 2011
Almost entirely sourced from Klipsun Vineyard Cabernet, and aged for 22 months in two thirds new French oak, this powerful wine is loaded with aromas of toast, mocha, nougat, and latte—all good, but needing a few more... Almost entirely sourced from Klipsun Vineyard Cabernet, and aged for 22 months in two thirds new French oak, this powerful wine is loaded with aromas of toast, mocha, nougat, and latte—all good, but needing a few more years of bottle age to meld with the deep berry and pretty cassis fruit. Still finding its way, with green tea flavors in the tannins. A good one to lock away for a few years.