Optima cab 2008
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2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

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By: Optima Winery

In: Alexander Valley, Sonoma, CA

750mL / 14.7% ABV

Buy this concentrated Cabernet to wow your wine-loving friends or to lay down for a few years - lots of complexity, we recommend at least 2 hours of decanting


This is a big Cab from Alexander Valley, which is north of Sonoma. Optima makes well structured wines that can be enjoyed now or be aged for the future. This has good fruit and oak, with a fair amount of tannins - would be an excellent pair for red meat.


The story of how the founder of Optima Winery won over his wife is too good of a story not to tell. Mike Duffy had been making amazing Optima wines since 1984, but didn't meet his eventual wife until 2000 when he picked Nicol's son to play for a traveling soccer team that he coached. One night, after getting to know each other, Nicol invited Mike to dinner and pulled out a bottle of Optima Russian River Chardonnay. Mike promptly explained to her that Optima was his winery and he made that wine. After hearing that, she knew she had to marry him, so in 2001 Mike and Nicol got married at a winery in Healdsburg. Now THAT is the power of craft wine!

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