Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Date Printed: 8/28/2014
Carpe Diem Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Carpe Diem Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 103376)

PRICE ON 8/28/2014: $28.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Carpe Diem Cabernet Sauvignon is made in a classic winemaking style, respecting the characteristics of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. The wine is fruity, elegant, and exhibits soft tannins, making it pleasant to drink in its youth. Oak is used sparingly to keep Carpe Diem fresh and vibrant.

Grapes for the Carpe Diem Cabernet Sauvignon have been selected exclusively from the best vineyards in world renowned Napa Valley. Vinified under the strict supervision of Christian Moueix's winemaking team in Yountville, California, Carpe Diem embodies the essence of Napa Valley classic Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a fresh and straightforward wine expressing its bountiful fruit with aromas of wild strawberries and soft tannins.

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About Carpe Diem:

The eight mile long Edna Valley, near San Luis Obispo, California, is known for its distinctive topography and climate. With frequent fog and a mild climate, the region has one of the longest growing seasons in California. While the inland areas heat up during the day, the summer fog and afternoon ocean winds act as a natural cooling system keeping the valley’s temperatures far below the averages found in some of the more inland growing regions of the Central Coast. These climatic conditions are ideal for growing concentrated Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Firepeak Vineyard is located about four miles from the Pacific Ocean and lies at the foot of an inactive volcanic peak. The combination of the diverse terroir and a strong coastal influence produce intense, concentrated, estate grown fruit.

Carpe Diem wines are based on the elegant and refined Burgundy winemaking style which reflects the uniqueness of their soil and varietal characters. Vine stressing is utilized to force the vines to grow deeper into the earth where the vines begin to inherit the “earthy” characteristics so well known in a great French Burgundy. Small open top fermentors are used, with each clone kept separately until the final blend. The percentages of new oak used in the treatment of the wine are conservative using less than 50% to allow for the varetial characteristics to be the main focus.