The 2008 Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon has a rare purity of fruit flavors. This is a wine of class, focus and concentration and shows a profile of ripe Bordeaux-style tannins, red currents, bright cherries, cocoa powder and cedar. It is a complete and seamless wine almost to the point that it defies this analytical dissection. The wines’ classical structure and deep, focused intensity melts into a silky long finish. Although both richly flavored and powerful now, cellaring will be rewarded with further enhancement.
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— Stephen Tanzer
The wine’s compelling perfume carries through to the very long, ripely tannic finish. A beauty.
Taleggio Ravioli with Wine Braised Lamb Shank, Butternut Squash and Cipollini Onion Rings — Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon also pairs well with earthy vegetables, Beef Short Ribs, Venison Cheeks, Lamb Shanks and Burgers.
Behind the Wine
2008 Grand Ciel Cabernet 1.5L Engraved
Grand Ciel Cabernet is a single vineyard, single varietal and single clone Cabernet from our estate vineyard on Red Mountain. Every detail of our vineyard has been designed to produce the highest quality fruit from the unique climate and soil of this prestigious AVA known for ripe and structured Cabernet. Our rigorous selection process only permits a small portion of grapes to become part of Grand Ciel.
Grand Ciel is DeLille’s Estate Vineyard in the Red Mountain AVA.