2008 Viader Cabernet Sauvignon Napa
red. Enticing, complex nose combines
aromas of cherry, raspberry, violet, minerals, coffee and spices. Broad, lush and smooth, with pretty floral
lift to the red fruit and spice flavors.
Nicely delineated in the middle palate and long on the back end, where
the ripe tannins coat the teeth. The
crop level here was reduced by a bad flowering, said Alan Viader, but the loose
clusters were an advantage later in the season.
The harvest was ultimately very early." – 92 Stephen Tanzer’s International
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