Woot Cellars Monkey 2nd Prize

by Wootbot

How Will I Understand It If I Never Drank The First One?

Sequels, man. They’re the only sure bet these days.

Audiences are fickle. Nobody knows what they will want a little while from now – but everybody knows what they wanted a little while ago. So let’s just do that again. Say what you will, but that kind of thinking has paid for a lot of walk-in humidors and marble countertops in Southern California.

In that spirit, we present Monkey Second Prize, the full-flavored Cabernet that ties up all those loose plot threads from Woot Cellars’ 2006 blockbuster Monkey Prize. The nose is rich and ripe, but don’t worry, not with the richness and ripeness you’d associate with monkeys. Will those raspberry and cherry aromas finally find love? Can plum, toasted oak, and warm clove spice survive this high-stakes game of flavor – deadly flavor? What new vision will Pedroncelli Winery bring to this iconic franchise?

We’re sure Monkey Second Prize will be the kind of sequel that deepens and intensifies the mythos of the original, like The Godfather, Part II or Iron Man 2, not the kind that grosses everybody out like Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, or the kind that makes a mockery of the original, like Superman IV or Porky’s II: The Next Day. But most importantly, we’re pretty sure people will buy it. In fact, we’re already casting Monkey Third Prize – anybody know how to get ahold of that guy who played Nuclear Man?

Woot Cellars 2008 Monkey Second Prize, Sonoma County:

  • Vinted and bottled by Pedroncelli Winery
  • Appellation:  Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
  • Composition:  84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec
  • Aging:  15 months in American and French oak barrels
  • Alcohol:  14.1%    
  • pH:  3.63
  • Total acidity:  .600/100ml
Rich aromas of ripe raspberry and cherry highlight this full-flavored Cabernet Sauvignon.  The wine is highlighted by bright acidity, in just the right amount to showcase the fruit.  Plum, toasted oak notes and warm clove spice combine to round out the flavors.  Framed by firm tannins and a long lasting Woot monkey finish, this Cabernet is ready to enjoy upon release or cellar up to five more years.

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