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2008 Cote Bonneville Carriage House DuBrul Vineyard

  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA93
  • WE90
  • ST90

Reviews

WA93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
The Shiels’ 686 cases of 2008 DuBrul Vineyard Carriage House – its Cabernet Sauvignon blended with 23% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc, and raised in two-thirds new barrels – represents the latest... The Shiels’ 686 cases of 2008 DuBrul Vineyard Carriage House – its Cabernet Sauvignon blended with 23% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc, and raised in two-thirds new barrels – represents the latest installment of a wine that is their “second” red from Bordelais varieties but not at all a “second wine” in the classic sense, since it originates in separate rows with slightly different underlying soils from those farmed and sourced for the Cote Bonneville flagship. As usual for this bottling, there is a lovely alliance of polished, even silken texture with Washington fruit-typical vim and vigor. Despite the dominance of Cabernet Sauvignon, there is a significant, not to mention winsome, profusion of bittersweet floral perfume. Cassis, elderberry, and dark cherry are mingled with nut oils and tinged with iodine, smoky Latakia tobacco, and dark chocolate. Glycerol-rich yet with a buoyancy that belies its high-14% alcohol, this finishes with lusciously lingering fruit in a vibrant exchange with floral, herbal and mineral elements. Expect it to be worth following for at least a decade. - David Schildknecht
WE90
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
This Bordeaux-style blend is two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 12% Cab Franc. It’s got tart, juicy fruit flavors of berry and cherry, plenty of supporting acidity, and light suggestions of mineral and... This Bordeaux-style blend is two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 12% Cab Franc. It’s got tart, juicy fruit flavors of berry and cherry, plenty of supporting acidity, and light suggestions of mineral and barrel toast. It’s drinking well at almost six years of age, and may be consumed immediately.
ST90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Good deep red. Rather carnal aromas of currant, smoky oak, truffle, coffee and herbs. Deep, lush and sweet, with seamless flavors of currant, coffee, oak and truffley underbrush. No rough edges here! Finishes firmly... Good deep red. Rather carnal aromas of currant, smoky oak, truffle, coffee and herbs. Deep, lush and sweet, with seamless flavors of currant, coffee, oak and truffley underbrush. No rough edges here! Finishes firmly tannic and long. This has plenty of stuffing for mid-term aging but makes a satisfying drink already. - Stephen Tanzer