We love the 2008 Cain Five, perhaps because of all the work we put into it, or perhaps because its elegance and well-defined structure seem almost effortless-the wine transcends our craft. Due to the low yields and relatively late ripening, the Cain Five is fresh and firmly structured, with potential for long and consistent aging. This marks the second vintage of our return to 100% Cain Vineyard-Estate Bottled, which means 100% of the grapes were grown in our Cain Vineyard. It is a worthy successor and perfect companion to the 2007. With its floral-herbal perfumed nose, and its juicy, mouth-wateringly vibrant palate, it could only be the Cain Vineyard.
Plenty of spicy dried berries iodine and light earth. Bark and lead pencil too. Medium to full body and firm polished tannins. Savory so complex and long. 61% cabernet sauvignon 15% merlot 13% cabernet franc 6% malbec and 5% petit verdot. Gorgeous now.