The Il Barone is dense and darkly pigmented, with subtle aromas of sweet oak and savory spices. The complex fruit aromas are evocative of black fruits -juicy currants, black cherry and blackberries. The 2008 Il Barone is a wine defined by lush flavors and supple tannins, with an enduring fruit focus on the finish. The palate is rich and well-structured, with just enough acidity to keep the lingering finish fresh and clean. Capable of long term aging.
• Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (92 Points)
"The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Il Barone (91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, and 4 % Petit Verdot) is a selection of the estate’s finest lots of Cabernet Sauvignon. Graphite, creame de cassis, black currant and spice box aromas jump from the glass of this opaque ruby/purple-colored 2008. Expansive, rich, authoritative and elegant, with impressive texture and length as well as sweet tannin, it will be even better in 3-4 years, and should last for 15+. Drink 2013 – 2028."
A wax sealed bottle is a beautiful addition to your wine rack, but can be intimidating when it comes time to open it. This is easier than you may think! Simply plunge your corkscrew through the wax, as if it were not even there. Lift the cork slightly and wipe any wax crumbles from the opening. Pull the cork the rest of the way out and enjoy!