From the Asti Winery, Sonoma County, California, this review is of Cellar No 8 Cabernet Sauvignon 2011.
Cellar No 8 Cabernet Sauvignon is a red blend made up of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petite Sirah and 4% Cabernet Franc according to the wine’s spec sheet. It’s aged 13 months in American and French oak barrels.
Alcohol content of Cellar No 8 Cabernet Sauvignon is 13.0% according to the bottle.
Cellar No 8 Cabernet Sauvignon Review
In appearance, this red wine is black cherry in color with a purple meniscus. It’s a fairly leggy Cabernet Sauvignon with thick, slow falling legs.
On the nose, Cellar No 8 Cabernet Sauvignon is quite complex and very aromatic. We noticed some fruitiness with hints of cinnamon, black licorice and coffee. There was a slight tinge of alcohol in the aroma, but it was not at all overwhelming.
Upon sipping, we noticed flavors of mostly black cherry and perhaps a hint of plum. It was a fairly smooth wine and not as dry as some Cabernets can be.
Spicy tannins were felt all over the mouth and were a bit tingly. Cellar No 8 Cabernet Sauvignon presented a silky mouthfeel.
The wine had a medium and enjoyable finish.
Cellar No 8 Cabernet Sauvignon Overall
Overall, we found this wine to be a very approachable smooth sipping Cabernet Sauvignon. Great for cold season sipping while sitting by a fire. It may get a little washed out with a spicy dish or a pepper rubbed steak. But, the final quote of the night was “This wine is up my alley!” Recommend!