Having just finished bottling all of the ’08 Bordeaux and the ’08 Reserve Syrah, my hands are stained black with wine. A wonderful vintage whose hallmark will be its opulence, the 2008 reds are outstanding and lush. The 2008 Shiraz/Cabernet already (bottled a mere 1-1/2 months ago) is pitch black in color with an intense nose of berry and spice. And I believe this to be one of the most integrated Shiraz/Cabs in recent memory with 68% Syrah and 32% Cabernet Sauvignon. Big, bold, yet approachably soft, this wine is tasting perfect for release at Open House this weekend. If you want more information, check out the factsheet. Enjoy!