The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is produced from handpicked fruit on the McGrail estate along Greenville Road in Livermore. It is barrel aged for 30 months in 70% new oak, a blend of American, French and Hungarian wood. This sophisticated wine delivers lush dark fruit, baking spices, vanilla, and soft tannins that continue on to the long warm finish.
McGrail is a family owned winery that specializes in estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Jim and Ginger McGrail planted the first Cabernet Sauvignon on their property in 1999 and originally sold the fruit to local high end wine producer. By 2005 McGrail started production of 1000 cases of wine per year. They finished their new winery in April, 2008 and in September 2009 they hired Mark Clarin as their winemaker. Great grapes, perfect location and a leading winemaker have resulted in McGrail reaching new heights in Cabernet Sauvignon.
Be sure to come to the annual Public Tasting for the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition at Fort Mason Center on Saturday, February 18th.
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