Biba Restaurant
2801 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, California 95816
Valet is on the northeast
corner of 28th at Capitol

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For December 2014

Neal Family
Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Napa Valley

Neal Family Cabernet Sauvignon 2008The history of this Napa Valley winery is interesting. In 1968 Jack Neal started his own vineyard management company, farming several hundred acres of Napa Valley vineyards. In 1994, following the death of his father, Mark Neal assumed responsibility of the vineyard management operation. Seven years later the Neal Family Vineyards winery was established. Throughout this entire period the guiding principle has always been "good wines begin in the vineyard". Utilizing organic practices since 1984, and currently crushing only organically grown grapes, the California Certified Organic Farmers has acknowledged the Neal Family Vineyards as a "Certified Processor". Quite an achievement.

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Napa Valley, 100% Estate Grown, and 100% Organically Grown Grapes coming from vineyard locations in Howell Mountain, Atlas Peak, Mt. Veeder, and Rutherford. An additional factoid: 84% on the grapes are mountain grown. A big wine, dark in color, with aromas of dark berries and chocolate. it has a soft, almost velvety mouthfeel and finishes with a nice touch of acidity and tannins. After all, it is a Napa Cab. And it seems appropriate for the holidays. As is our custom, Biba and I enjoyed a bottle, with friends I might add, as an accompaniment to Bistecca alla Griglia (Biba had just a taste of the Bistecca, but loved the wine). Wow.

For the entire month of December 2014, Biba Restaurant is offering the 2008 Neal Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon at the reduced price of $72 per 750 ml bottle and at $18 per glass. Treat yourself during the holidays. This wine is special.