Home Varietals Cabernet Sauvignon Cellar No. 8 Cabernet Sauvignon

The folks at Asti Winery in Sonoma, CA did a nice job on the 2005 Cellar No. 8 Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Cellar No. 8 is named after a cellar in the Asti Winery in Sonoma¬† County, California, which was founded by Italian immigrant Andrea Sbarboro in the early 1880′s.¬† Sbarboro named the winery after the Asti region in Northern Italy and incorporated Italian winemaking methods in the winery.¬† The winery was later bought by Beringer, which was subsequently bought by the Foster’s Group from Australia.

Currently little-to-no marketing behind the Cellar No. 8 brand.¬† At least I haven’t come across any.¬† So I’m not sure what Foster’s is¬†planning for¬†this brand.¬† The only current online promotion is on the Foster’s corporate site.

While they figure out how they want to market this brand, I’ll just enjoy it.

The Cellar No. 8 Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 shows tobacco, Bing cherries, leather and a hint of strawberry on the nose.¬† There’s a nice presence of fruit, but it’s not a fruit¬†bomb.¬† Cherries, blackberries and plum are well blended on the palate.¬† It’s very well balanced.¬† The finish is silky smooth with a bit of pepper.

I gave it a 90 and bought some more to enjoy. 

Wine: Cellar No. 8
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2005
Alcohol: 13% 
Rating: 90
Price Paid: $9.99

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  2. 2005 Cellar No. 8 Cabernet Sauvignon. Love it! Not to fruit forward. A nice off dry finish. Great for the price.

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