A rustic style that offers a mix of firm, spicy currant, blackberry, mineral and graphite. Full-bodied and complex, though shy on extra facets and depth.
Author: James Laube
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90
Bright purple. Sexy, oak-spiced aromas of cherry-vanilla, boysenberry and mocha, with a subtle floral quality emerging with air. Plush, juicy dark fruit flavors show very good depth, with vanilla and violet pastille nuances contributing sweetness. Tannins arrive late and are nicely folded into the fruit on the long, smoky finish. This will drink well soon.
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: May/June 2011
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93
The dense dark plum/purple-tinged 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa is composed of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. The fragrant bouquet of blueberries and flowers is followed by admirable complexity, sweet tannins, a medium to full-bodied, graceful mouthfeel and no hard edges. Drink this outstanding Napa Cabernet over the next 15+ years.
I have enjoyed this wine very much. I just purchased another case of 2008 and tried it this passed weekend. The way I drink it is run it through a Vinturi aerator or decanter and let it open up for about 10 minutes. This Cab opens with generous aromas of dark chocolate, black cherry and spice which are layered with dusty cedar and loam. The palate is vibrant and concentrated; bursting with ripe black cherries, plum, currant and blackberry which are balanced with well structured tannins providing a lasting grip while maintaining a refined elegance.
Drink Dates: 2012
Self | Rating: 88
I haven't been too impressed by this winery. This wine opens with blueberry and menthol aroma but evolves into plums. But the mouthfeel is a bit flabby and sweet with no finish.
Self | Rating: 85
Medium to full body. 2 hour decant. Decent Napa cab nose, very short finish, weak fruit with somewhat biting tannins on the close. Hopefully this was an off bottle as I've had many $20 Napa cabs that are much better.