2008 Emblem Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 750ml 4-Pack
Napa Valley’s 2008 growing season was dramatic, but resulted in excellent quality fruit with great flavor concentration. A very dry spring caused buds to emerge early and, thus, experience an extended frost in late March and early April, which significantly cut the crop. The early vine development was slowed down by a cool summer of consistent temperatures, and harvest began only slightly ahead of normal. A heat spell in late August sped up ripening suddenly, but cool fall temperatures that followed lengthened the harvest. This was the second consecutive dry growing season in the Napa Valley and the reduced crops resulted in vines yielding berries that showed great expression of their vineyards and rich, concentrated flavors.
To create Emblem Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Emblem Wines sourced grapes from throughout Napa Valley’s finest winegrowing regions, including Rutherford, Atlas Peak, Wooden Valley, and Oso Vineyard at the northeastern end of Napa Valley. By blending fruit from Napa’s volcanic hillside soils and the deeper alluvial soils of the valley floor, Emblem accomplished its goal of crafting an outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon that boasts a beautifully rounded mouthfeel and layers of rich, complex flavors.
Four Generations: For four generations, the Michael Mondavi family has strived to craft world class wine in the Napa Valley. Emblem wines, launched in 2006 by the Michael Mondavi family, continues that tradition, as 3rd generation vintner Michael Mondavi works with his son, winemaker Rob Mondavi and his daughter Dina to produce two single vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons.