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2018 Bordeaux Futures

TYPE

Red - (5)
Sparkling - (1)

COUNTRIES

United States - (5)
France - (1)

VINTAGE

2008 - (6)

BOTTLE SIZE

0.75 - (6)

RATING

100 - (1)
97+ - (1)
97 - (2)
95 - (1)
90 - (1)

PRICE RANGE

$25- $100- (2)
$100- $500- (3)
$500- $1000- (1)
 DescriptionPrice

Henriot Millésimé Brut 2008, 0.75L
Chardonnay / Pinot Noir / Pinot Meunier from Champagne, Champagne

"Packed with fruit while hinting at mature toastiness, this wine is now in perfect balance. Its white fruits are from half-and-half Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, shot through with acidity while having a ripe character. Rich while also crisp, it is ready to drink." 95 Points Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast

Available: 6

Price: $89.99

Quantity:

  • 95WE

Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard 2008, 0.75L
Cabernet Sauvignon from Calistoga, California

"The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard is breathtaking. Everything is in the right place in this dazzling, superb Cabernet Sauvignon. Layers of dark fruit, plums, camphor, licorice and espresso emerge from this effortless, gracious wine. The integration of fruit, tannin and French oak (100% new) is simply phenomenal. There is a dark, brooding quality to the 2008 that is immensely appealing. This is a stunning wine from Araujo." 97+ Points Antonio Galloni

Available: 2

Price: $299.99

Quantity:

  • 97+AG

Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2008, 0.75L
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

"...Their 1975 Cabernet Sauvignon is still alive at age 35. The 2008's dense ruby/purple color is followed by an attractive bouquet of creme de cassis and charcoal. Revealing full-bodied richness and lots of depth, it is one of the finest regular Cabernet Sauvignons Phelps has made in many years. The tannins have sweetened over the last year and this impressively endowed effort, while approachable now, should age for 20+ years." 90 Points Wine Advocate

Available: 2

Price: $89.99

Quantity:

  • 90WA

Joseph Phelps Insignia 2008, 0.75L
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Petit Verdot from Napa Valley, California

"The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Insignia is a towering, statuesque wine bursting with blackberry jam, tar, spices, leather and licorice. It shows fabulous depth and richness backed up by serious, imposing tannins that suggest it has a long life. Ideally, the 2008 should be purchased by those who can be patient; it is not a wine for those seeking immediate gratification. The blend is 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec." 97 Points Antonio Galloni

Available: 1

Price: $229.99

Quantity:

  • 97AG

Schrader Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard GIII 2008, 0.75L
Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, California

"The 2008s were bottled in early summer, 2010. From the Beckstoffer Vineyard, the opaque blue/purple-colored 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon George III Clone 337 rocks out of the glass with brilliant aromas of creme de cassis, Christmas fruitcake, cedarwood, licorice and incense. The wine is deep, full-bodied, dense and concentrated with outstanding purity, texture and length. It is approachable now (one of the seductive characteristics of these wines) yet is capable of lasting . . ." 97 Points Robert M. Parker Jr.

Available: 1

Price: $299.99

Quantity:

  • 97RP

Schrader Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard CCS 2008, 0.75L
Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, California

"For some reason I have a sweet spot for Schrader’s 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon CCS, which, like the 2007, merits a perfect rating. That should set up some very interesting competitive tastings in the future. Made from a particular block of Clone 4 planted in the Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard, there is something just broader, deeper, more multidimensional and more subtle without losing any of the great intensity, purity and richness these wines possess that gives the CCS an amazing character. Keep in mind, as my editor pointed out to me, this is the third straight vintage of this cuvee to merit a perfect score, which must be the first of its kind in 32 years of critiquing wines. Blueberry pie intermixed with creme de cassis, licorice, subtle oak and forest floor notes are followed by an extraordinary wine of staggering richness, luxurious fruit and seamlessness. This is the kind of wine that simply has it all, and I think it could easily be inserted in a tasting against the greatest first-growth Bordeaux or any other profound Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa or elsewhere and hold its own, if not dominate the tasting. There is a remarkable character to this wine that will be fascinating to follow over the next 25-30 years." 100 Points Robert M. Parker Jr.

Available: 2

Price: $594.99

Quantity:

  • 100RP