2008 Baer Winery Ursa
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Though somewhat late ripening, the 2008 vintage favored Merlot and Cabernet Franc—the stars of our signature Ursa blend.
With aromas of ripe black cherry and red berries, vanilla, wood smoke, roasted herbs and sweet oak, the concentrated flavors of this supple blend offer a lengthy finish. The 2008 blend amps up the Merlot, but remains distinctively “Ursa” with hints of violet, and spicy black pepper derived from Cabernet Franc.
A well-rounded crowd pleaser, Ursa continues to deliver a lush, but complex fruit-forward blend that pairs well with food or sips well on its own.
Blend: 53% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Franc, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot
Vineyards: 100% Stillwater Creek Vineyard
Aging: 19 months in 100% new French oak; bottle aged 9 months prior to release
Production: 1,095 cases