Napa Valley's 2008 growing season was dramatic, but resulted in excellent quality fruit with great flavor concentration. A very dry spring caused buds to emerge early and, thus, experience an extended frost in late March and early April, which significantly cut the crop. The early vine development was slowed down by a cool summer of consistent temperatures, and harvest began only slightly ahead of normal.
A heat spell in late August sped up ripening suddenly, but cool fall temperatures that followed lengthened the harvest. This was the second consecutive dry growing season in the Napa Valley and the reduced crops resulted in vines yielding berries that showed great expression of their vineyards and rich, concentrated flavors.
Download 2008 Oso Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage Notes
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Total Acidity: 6.05 g/l (0.60%)
Aging: 22 months in barrel (45% new), 6 months in bottle
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