2008 Crane Creek Cuvée

Sonoma County
Crane Creek Cuvée

2008

wine bottle

Specifics

Appellation
Sonoma County
Vintage
2008
Release Date
September 2011
Blend
71% Merlot
13% Cabernet Sauvignon
8% Malbec
4% Cabernet Franc
4% Petit Verdot 
Bottles Produced
Barrel Regime
Barrel aged for 21 months
100% French oak
67% new barrels
33% 1 year barrels 
Alcohol
14.3%
Price
$110
Size

Sonoma County

71% Merlot
13% Cabernet Sauvignon
8% Malbec
4% Cabernet Franc
4% Petit Verdot 

The Crane Creek Cuvée retains its reputation as the flagship wine of Lambert Bridge. Our 2008 vintage continues the tradition started over fifteen years ago by selecting the best wines from the best barrels. Uncompromising attention during blending insures our Cuvée is something exceptional. The blends might change year to year but the Crane Creek Cuvée continues to represent our commitment to delivering our utmost best.

Deep and concentrated flavors of black raspberry, cassis, and dark plum are supported by fine tannins, with a supple texture and sweet oak. With a little hint of violet and anise aroma in the nose, a few wine glasses and a couple good friends quickly changes an ordinary night into the perfect evening. That’s not to say the wine doesn’t have extraordinary cellaring potential. Reminiscent of the great Pomerol wines of Bordeaux, the Crane Creek Cuvée is a perfect snapshot of the 2008 vintage and could be serious contender for wine of the year in 2021… if you can wait that long!

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