International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91Good full, bright ruby-red. Aromas of currant, tobacco and stone. Dense and sappy, with a strong saline, rocky quality to the raspberry and redcurrant flavors. Finishes a bit youthfully tough, with building but suave tannins. Except for the 2006 vintage, this four-barrel lot has been entirely from Clone 7, noted general manager Alexander, who told me that the winemakers are looking for richness, minerality and firm tannins.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2011
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95While there is not much made, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is an exceptional wine (100 cases produced from Clone 7). Aged 22 months in 100% new French oak, the wood component is completely concealed by the cascade of dense blackberry and cassis fruit intermixed with licorice, camphor and spice box. This full-bodied, powerful, opulent wine needs 2-3 years of cellaring and should last for 25+.Author: Robert Parker
Barry and Tracy Schuler and Bill and Dawnine Dyer partnered to produce a wine from the enigmatic Meteor Vineyard in Coombsville, a 500-foot elevation site that is littered with water-worn round stones, evidence of past unique geological activity. The former chairman of AOL, Schuler first visited Napa thirty-five years ago and knew he would one day return to develop a vineyard.. Fruit from Meteor also goes to several elite small family owned producers including Favia, Arietta, Lail and Vineyard 29.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 23 bottles owned
- 10 collectors