Wine Spots Napa 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: 13.5%
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%.
A blend of grape sourced from acclaimed sub-regions including Rutherford and Oakville, Wine Spots Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is supple and elegant, offering a rich array of cherry, currant, blackberry, cedar and chocolate notes. Aged in French oak to bring out balanced, silky tannins.
Enjoy with grilled steak, hearty red meat dishes, lamb chops, and strong cheeses.
"The upside of the recession
is that wines this good are being sold for lower
prices, which is great news for consumers. This Cabernet,
basically a négociant’s blend, is really delicious. It’s
rich, dry, tannic and lush in blackberry and cherry tart,
chocolate and smoky cedar flavors.
Very nice Cab. Would purchase again.
A delightful mix of fruit and berry flavors. Hints of chocolate. Very elegant and balanced with smooth tannins. The 2006 vintage was good, but the 2007 is even better!
Big & Bold
Wine Spots is interesting in that rather than a single vineyard, they go to various spots known for great wines and work with local producers to come up with a wine that vividly illustrates what makes that spot great for wine, hence the Wine Spot! Well lucky for me, this particular bottle seeks to show the best of Napa Valley in a bottle of Cab, perfect for #CabernetDay!This wine was made with a blend of grape sourced from acclaimed sub-regions including Rutherford and Oakville, so it should be pretty good right? Well, I won't leave you in suspense any longer, it is indeed VERY good! The nose is an interesting combination of lush fruit, leather and a hint of a light floral scent. The mouthfeel is big and luscious, with lots of velvety tannins for a long finish. The taste bursts forth with blackberry and cherry, with a woodsy sort of background, and despite the early fruit, the wine is actually quite dry, really showing the greatness of Napa Valley Cabs.
Learn About Wine Spots
Wine Spots offers an exploration into the finest wine regions around the world and the varietals they are known for. By working with some of the best vineyards and top winemakers, we are able to capture the distinctive qualities and terroir that make the regions unique. The wines offer a unique journey through all of our favorite wine spots, and invites others to do the same. Explore California through our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Coast Syrah and Monterey Chardonnay. Then journey to New Zealand, Australia, Chile, France and beyond.
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