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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Buehler Papa's Knoll Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Buehler Papa's Knoll Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 121045)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $29.95

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The color is skewed to the blue end of the Cabernet spectrum and is opaque in nature. The aromas hint at black fruit: ripe black cherries and black plums. Enticing barrel qualities of cola spice and a hint of dried tarragon complement the fruit aromas. Even-ripening conditions were the norm for the 2007 growing season; the resulting wines have shown themselves to be generous in body and velvety in texture from an early age. On the palate, the wine shows layers of deeply extracted flavors that only old vine hillside vineyards can give.

Papa's Knoll Cabernet may be enjoyed anytime over the next 20 years. For those who seek youthful fresh cabernet fruit aromas and a more structured wine, drink it from 2009 through 2015. If you prefer the less fruity, more developed bottle bouquet aromas and a softer, more velvety wine on the palate, drink it from 2016-2029.

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About Buehler Vineyards:

John Buehler, Sr. and his son, John, began the renovation of the property that would become Buehler Vineyards in 1971. Located six miles east of St. Helena and nestled in the mountains above Conn Valley, Buehler Vineyards encompasses some 300 acres of Napa Valley hillside terrain. After a quarter of a century of growing grapes and over 20 years of winemaking from those vines, their focus remains on varietals that are best suited to this site: Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel.