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Review: 2008 Knights Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley

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Knights Valley (no apostrophe!) is part of the far north of Sonoma County in California. Not historically known for Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Bridge nonetheless grows a super-premium Cab here. This 2008 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and spends 28 months in French oak.

A very rich (14.5% alcohol) wine, this Cab offers heavy fruit character, deep cassis notes, some cherry, and lots of underlying secondary notes. A touch of leather, cedar box, and a crystal clear vanilla note on the finish. Give this young wine a half hour or so of air before drinking — to let some of the sweeter, fruity notes mellow out, exposing the more sultry backbone underneath.

A / $115 / knightsbridgewinery.com

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