Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Right Bank 2008
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
|Brand||Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards|
The 2008 Right Bank (55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc) is slightly shorter and not as concentrated as the 2007. The lightest of the three vintages, the 2008 is a full-bodied effort displaying lots of cassis, bay leaf, charcoal, and subtle smoke. Expect it to drink well for 15 or so years.
The 2008 Right Bank comes across as a bit rustic and fleeting. The lack of mid-palate presence exposes angular contours in the wine. Pretty notes of dark red fruits, herbs and tobacco emerge on the finish, but there isn't enough fruit to balance the structural components.