2008 Mackey Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley
Drink between 2011 - 2017 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • blabbott wrote: 88 points

    August 17, 2014 - This has been decanted now for 2 1/2 hours. The nose is a earthy spice blended with a darker tone. This bottle seems slightly unbalanced but the fruit is a dark berry and plum with a little vanilla and almost balances out the acids. There is a lot of spice and earth on the palate and a rich velvety mouth feel. With dinner this was an easy 89, but finishing up our glass now, after dinner, it is slipping a bit.

  • VinLancaster wrote:

    February 14, 2014 - After a dozen hours of aeration, this vibrant Cabernet revealed bright acidic raspberries, dark chocolate covered aniseed and mandarin orange scents. Flavors of chocolate, molasses, Worcestershire sauce and rosemary infused grilled meats coated the tongue with a caramel feel. Rich and opulent, this cab has many years of life to evolve for the lingering finish continued to parade distinct complexities not noted earlier in the evening.
    I’m holding my next bottle for at least 2 years.

  • Neecies Likes this wine: 89 points

    January 25, 2014 - At Vino Volo, flight "Captivating Cabernets". Lightest body of the three wines, but not light in a bad way. Rather, it was lithe and bright with exuberant aromatics of dust, blueberry, black currant and mint. Good acidity adds to its attractiveness--very refreshing, and how often does one use that word around a cabernet?

  • VinLancaster wrote: 90 points

    November 4, 2011 - Spent 21 months in 70% new French oak (predominantly from Troncais and Alliers) and 30% 3-year neutral French oak. Extremely excited by this line up, and future line-ups. Their wines came sprinting out of the gates upon first release. They are a shining example of great juice coming out of the region. This cab is extremely well made, optimum silky mouth feel and lovely flavors of black currant, brick and graphite profiles which rival the best Walla Walla has to offer. This cab has a long way to go, so patience wiill reward if you are willing to lay it down a couple years. What else would you expect from Billo Naravane, winemaker for Rasa (and Mackey)!? Tasted: Fall Release 11/11. Drink 2013-2018. Bought from winery.

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  • By Sean Sullivan
    7/20/2011 (link) **** points

    (Mackey Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley) Aromas of cherry, herbal notes, pencil shavings, and dry chocolate. Dry and light bodied on the palate with elegant cherry flavors, soft tannins, and a chalky feel. Aged in French oak (70% new). 80.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.7% Merlot, 4.9% Petit Verdot. Mackey Vineyard, Heather Hill, and Gamache vineyards. Aged 21 months in French oak (70% new). 14.5% alcohol. 148 cases produced. 

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Mackey
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Walla Walla Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 18 (44%)
  • Consumed 23 (56%)

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