21 Grams has historically had a large proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon, finished off by Cabernet Franc and Malbec. For 2008, the Merlot lot from Seven Hills and Petit Verdot lot from Sagemoor were so stellar, they demanded their way into the blend. The final breakdown is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14 % Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot, sourced from Cold Creek, Seven Hills, Sagemoor, Portteus, Va Piano and Phinney Hill.
The 2008 vintage delivers the refined, smooth and balanced wine we have come to expect from 21 Grams. However, there are subtle differences as this vintage is more bold and upfront, with a fullness of herb and spice more intense than in the past. A sweetness of brown sugar and cooked caramel apples, along with earth and cedar, dominate the aromatics. Dark fruits explode alongside notes of green olive, clove and cardamom with a smooth finish.