Passenger Cabernet – the next Harlan!

Passenger PigeonThe Passenger Pigeon was once the most prolific bird in the United States with numbers in the billions.  Migrating flocks a mile wide would turn the skies black and colonies could have 100 nests in a single tree. However, in the late 1800′s, the species dwindled in numbers until 1914, when the last known pigeon named Martha, died in captivity in the Cincinatti Zoo.

Passenger 2008 Cabernet

Passenger 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Stag’s Leap Napa Valley
Retail 80.00 – GGWC $74.95

Passenger is the hot new project from wine broker Kimberly Jones and sommelier Chris Blanchard. The fruit is sourced from a “secret” Stag’s Leap vineyard. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon has an amazing aroma that jumps out of the glass. Lush, densely concentrated yet elegant. Dark black stone fruit with a touch of toasty vanilla. Well balanced and structured, this wine finishes long with modest and silky tannins. Only 102 cases produced.

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