The 2007 Catena Cabernet Sauvignon presents a deep, dark violet color with reddish hues. The nose offers intense, focused aromas of ripe cassis and black currant fruit intertwined with notes of tobacco, cedar, and a touch of eucalyptus. The mouthfeel is full and concentrated with layers of rich black berry flavors and elements of frosted mint, espresso and graphite.
"The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon spent 12 months in 85% French oak, 30% new, and 15% new American oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it displays an enticing nose of wood smoke, eucalyptus, tobacco, cassis, and black currant. Medium-bodied and elegant, it has intense red and black fruit flavors, good integration of oak, tannin, and acidity, excellent depth, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. It will evolve for 2-3 years but can be enjoyed now.
The Wine Advocate