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The 2008 L'Orage is a blend of 65% Cabernet and 35% Cabernet Franc this wine has a deep black center leading to a dark purple rim, with an alluring nose of sweet dark fruit with hints of spice, coffee and cocoa. In the mouth the wine has huge body with length and width that just go on and on. In the mouth this massive wine displays blackberry, cassis, mocha and layers of spice. The tannins are broad and refined giving the wine a finish that seems to go on forever. Due to this wines structure and size, it should be laid down for a minimum of 5 years, but if you must open a bottle please double decant AT LEAST 8 HOURS before drinking.
"The 2008 L’Orage is composed of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Cabernet Franc aged for 26 months in 50% new oak. Super-fragrant notes of clove, cinnamon, incense, violets, black currant, and blackberry are followed by a wine that deftly combines elegance and power. Concentrated, ripe, and lengthy, this nicely proportioned wine will evolve for 4-5 years and drink well through 2028.
The intense Scott Greer is one of Washington’s rising stars. His wines are all sourced from estate vineyards which are just now starting to come into maturity. He keeps yields low and the farming and winemaking are impeccable. Greer notes that he harvests totally on taste. He has recently opened a tasting and sales room in the Seattle area which should improve access to his wines.There is really no mystery as to what Scott Greer is doing at Sheridan; total attention to detail, a great vineyard, impeccable farming, and non-interventionist winemaking." -Rated 95, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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