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2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml
The 2007 growing season started early thanks to a warm dry march resulting in early bud break. April cooled back down and brought 2 inched of welcome rain, setting us up for very good early season growing conditions. The cool dry weather in May was great for the bloom and we saw less shatter than normal this year. Summer was also kind, consistently warm with only a few good heat spikes until a strong heat wave rolled in at end of August through the beginning of September bringing highs in the 100’s and a good shove towards ripeness. Thankfully the heat subsided, leaving us with excellent ripening conditions throughout September and October.

Harvest started out with a good surge of fruit thanks to that late August heat wave, but the consistent warm days and cool nights that followed produced a nice steady stream of grapes for the rest of the crush. Nice long hang-time and fantastic ripening conditions resulted in exceptional flavor development this season. The long growing season also yielded great acid retention and textbook chemistries.

The deep intensity of the red/purple garnet color hints at the great extraction of this 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet. The nose is layered with ripe plum, blackberry, dried black currant, rich cocoa. In addition there are undertones of earth, leather, and vanilla, along with a light rose top note. Bright acid and fresh red fruit flavors open the palate, leading the way to, big ripe cherry mid-palate, and mellow barrel tones. Rich and mouth filling with good layers, good persistence and depth culminating in a nice spicy ripe fruit finish. This Cabernet shows excellent mouthfeel and weight throughout, thanks to the beautiful structure of firm fine-grain tannin.

Cameron Parry
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PRICE: $49.00