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2008 Krupp Brothers Synchrony, Stagecoach Vineyard

Complex aromas of dusty, black fruits including blackberry and dark plum that are layered with sweet coriander spice. It is generous to the palate with full tannins that build the mid-structure remain clean and polished to reveal bold, ripe flavors. Drink now through 2020.

Harvested: September 22-October 20, 2008
Blend: 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Cabernet Franc, 1% Merlot
Fermentation: 27 to 30 days on skins with both indigenous and commercial yeast strains used.
Cooperage: French Oak–Taransaud & Bossuet
Barrel Aging: 22 months–80% new
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Vineyard: Stagecoach: Blocks M5, L1, L3, E1, E2, D4 and D5
Soil: Insanely rocky to clay loam with varying soil depth
Exposure: Gentle southerly aspect
Elevation: From 900 to 1,700 ft above sea level
Production: 45 cases

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INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR - 2008 Krupp Brothers Synchrony

"Good bright red-ruby. Expressive aromas of currant, black cherry, graphite, licorice and chocolatey oak. Supple, suave and nicely balanced, with harmonious acidity and firm mineral spine giving shape to musky dark berry flavors. Finishes sweet and persistent. Offers more early sex appear than the winery's 2007 merlot."—ST

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
2008 Krupp Brothers Synchrony, Stagecoach Vineyard