Vine Cliff Private Stock Pickett Road 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.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.7%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Our final vintage from this fantastic Calistoga estate vineyard - it just had to be a Private Stock bottling. Elegant, with great red fruit aromas and flavors.
"The most tannic and closed of Vine Cliff’s magnificent array of ’07 Cabernets. It’s hard, with a bite of acidity, but it doesn’t take much for the richness to explode. Blackberries, black currants, dark chocolate, butterscotch, sweet cinnamon spice, the list goes on and on. So rich and decadent, you can enjoy it now, but it will gather momentum over the next 6–8 years. "
"A rich, harmonious, supple and layered style, with tiers of black cherry, blackberry, currant and spice. Full-bodied, tight and focused, elegant and structured, ending with a mix of dark berry fruit and mineral. Drink now through 2017. 215 cases made."
"Vine Cliff's 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Pickett Road Vineyard (in the Calistoga AVA) boasts a dense ruby/purple hue along with sweet aromas of cedar, loamy soil, black currants, incense, Asian spices and subtle toasty oak. Supple textured, round, generous and seductive, it is almost an anomaly coming from this area of northeast Napa Valley. It should drink well for 15+ years."
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Nestled in a quiet canyon above the Silverado Trail in the world famous Napa Valley stand the breathtaking vineyards of Vine Cliff Winery. Known for rich, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignons from the treasured Oakville Appellation and bold Chardonnays from the acclaimed Carneros District, Vine Cliff Winery prides itself on small lots of intensely flavored, hand-made wines.
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