The 2008 is another classic Four Kings. Named after the four royal grapes in a traditional Bordeaux blend, this big red features earth, spice, and chocolate on the nose with dark cherry cobbler and currant. With all the complexity of its Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot ingredients, Four Kings is big and silky with bright mocha, and cocoa dust on the mid palate. Long tannins will soften for a decade plus while this wine settles into a serious groove. The structure builds through the mid palate and then crescendos with toasty oak as the pile of chips on the table gets taller and taller. At this young age the ‘08 Four Kings reminds us of the epic 1995.
This wine, like the 2006, features a very Cabernet Sauvignon flavor profile - with leather, soil and spice on the nose and palate, and a bright acidity that keeps the wine tasting fresh. There's a hint of smoky oak and a lingering fruitiness that catches your interest and keeps you coming back for more.