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2007 Futo Red

  • 96 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 234756-2007-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($200; 61% cabernet sauvignon, 33% cabernet franc and 6% petit verdot): Very good saturated ruby-red. Superripe aromas of blueberry, currant, licorice and black tea, along with intriguing soil tones. For all its powerfully sweet blackberry, blueberry and spice flavors, this pungent wine shows excellent mineral and floral lift as it opens in the glass. Finishes with substantial tongue-clenching but sweet tannins and a late note of torrefaction. Winemaker emeritus Mark Aubert describes this as a drought-year wine.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2010
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    Offers a tight, compelling mix of herb, dried currant, mineral, sage and dusty, cedary oak, with black licorice, prune and graphite flavors that are full-bodied, dense and concentrated, ending with a long, gripping finish that keeps the flavors dancing. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2022
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    These proprietary reds are dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, and the 2007 is the finest wine yet produced at Futo. A blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, a whopping 33% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot, it boasts a dense purple color as well as a gorgeously sweet bouquet of blue and black fruits, spring flowers, and crushed rocks, full-bodied power allied to compelling elegance, and a layered, multidimensional personality. There is plenty of depth in this beauty, and it is no doubt capable of putting on lots of weight and complexity given the Cabernet Franc component.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2037
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Perhaps my palate was off or my palate does not agree with Tanzer, but I found this wine very dissapointing. I opened the bottle up 7 hours before my guests arrived and when if finally started drinking it, I found it chalky, bitter, and a bit too earthy for my tastes.
    Author: Todd7

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 391 bottles owned
  • 61 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 61 collectors)