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2007 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Retail Price: $85.00
Wine Club Price: $68.00

This is a big, concentrated mountain cabernet that purely reflects a beautiful vintage. The wine is laced with chocolate, caramel and savory spices. Dark fruit flavors of blackberry, black currant and cassis dominate the aromas with a hint of minerality that adds intrigue. On the palate its full-bodied entry delivers loads of chewy tannins and a re-statement of the black fruit, chocolate, licorice a nuance of stony mineral. Excellent weight on the mid-palate leads to an elegant and persistent finish. Drink 2010 to 2020 or decant 2 to 3 hours before service. Jac Cole, January 2010


Other Details:

  • Appellation: Napa Valley-Spring Mountain District, Estate Grown and Bottled
    Assemblage: Cabernet Sauvignon 97%, Cabernet Franc 3%
    Alcohol: 14.6%
    Aging: 20 months in 80% new French oak: Taransaud, Saury, Quintessence, and LeGrand
    Bottled: July 13-15, 2009
    Release: October 2010
    Production: 3,000 Cases
 

2007 Vintage

The 2007 vintage began with a warm winter and dry spring that gave us only 50% of our normal rainfall. Budbreak occurred in early to mid-March, more than a month earlier than 2006. Bloom took place in mid-April. Summer temperatures were moderate with no heat spikes until mid-August. Harvest began on August 28. The 2007 vintage marks the first year of what we now call a drought in Napa Valley. The positive result of less rainfall is reflected in the concentration of aromas and flavors in wines from this acclaimed vintage.

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