Vine Cliff Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Aroma: Lifted with sweet black cherry, cassis, black currant jam, red raspberry fruits with a hint of anise. Honeysuckle, tobacco and forest floor nuances add dimension along with the cedar, and spicy nutmeg of the oak.
Palate: Intense at entry with bright sweet fleshy currant, blackberry, and cassis fruits. Hints of dark chocolate and licorice add complexity to the intense black fruits. The flavors build into a rich, full bodied mid palate that has a mouth feel that is lush and harmonious. The finish goes on and on.
pairs well with steak or chops, beef or lamb.
"Pretty much as good as Napa Cabernet gets. Shows the blackberries, black currants, blueberries and spicy plums of Oakville and scads of spices, and the tannin-acid structure is, in a word, superb. The oak elaboration is just about perfect, adding a tasteful layer of smoky, buttered toast. The finish goes on and on."
"Classic Cabernet themes of cassis and black olives run through the length of this wine while careful accents of vanilla, caramel and a hint of sweet cream add a nice boost in richness. If just a touch tough and hot at the finish, the wine hints at polish and plushness to come, and its impressions of concentration, depth and continuity ease any doubts that it will do other than grow into real beauty with age."
"A ripe, rich, supple style, with a pure core of ripe currant, blueberry and blackberry flavors, with spice and floral scents. Full-bodied and concentrated, with a finish that shows off mineral, graphite and loamy earth notes. Drink now through 2017."
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