The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from three vineyards. and aged for 22 month in 40% new French oak. Purple/black in color, it is a layered, Rubenesque offering with loads of succulent fruit, incipient complexity, enough underlying structure to evolve for 3-5 years, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. Its drinking window will extend from 2013 to 2027.
Drink Dates: 2013-2027
Author: Jay Miller
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91
($45; includes 20% merlot) Good medium ruby-red. Captivating nose melds black plum, coffee, mocha and sexy brown spices. Juicy, sweet and nicely filled in (the merlot influence?); a plush, suave wine with an attractive black raspberry flavor dominating. Finishes with fine-grained tannins and sneaky length. This has to be the best cabernet yet under this label-not to mention the most consistently excellent set of releases to date from Gramercy Cellars.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: November/December 2010
Wine Spectator | Rating: 91
Firm in texture, with a smoky, charred edge to the black currant and licorice flavors. This has stature and depth, finishing with impressive persistence.
Fantastic. This wine is still young, but opened up after a couple of hours in the decanter. Lots of clean, red fruit, long finish and supple tannins. Very elegant and balanced. Relatively low alcohol for a modern US cab, too, which is a big plus in my book. Very highly recommended. I look forward to drinking this over the next 10 years or so.
Drink Dates: 2010-2020
Self | Rating: 92
still drinking very fine. complex and balanced
Drink Dates: 2013-2018
Self | Rating: 91
Very interesting aroma of blueberries and black cherries. Full mouthfeel with dark berries. Silky tannins and a good finish.