Clos Pegase Hommage Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Our 2007 Hommage Cabernet Sauvignon shows intense blackberry, black cherry, and plum on the nose. Rich and smoky oak notes are well integrated into a dense and juicy palate with tremendous weight and fruit intensity leading to a long finish.
Grapes came entirely from our Tenma Vineyard in the foothills of Mount St. Helena, northeast of the town of Calistoga. The rocky terrain here pairs perfectly with Napa Valley's climate to grow world-class Cabernet Sauvignon.
About the Label Art
This painting is Personage by Karel Appel (1921-2006) from 1970. Appel pushed the ideas of Abstract Expressionism, building paintings with multi-layered color.
Wine Spectator - "2007 Hommage possesses aromas of blackberries, black cherry and French plums framed by licorice, clove and vanilla spices and subtle toasty oak. A rich, opulent and mouthfilling mid-palate leads to a long, intense finish. The balance between tannin, palate weight and acidity guarantees that the wine will improve nicely with additional bottle age, but its sheer youthful exuberance will delight those who cannot wait to give it a try."
Wine Enthusiast - "2007 Hommage possesses aromas of blackberries, black cherry and French plums framed by licorice, clove and vanilla spices and subtle toasty oak. A rich, opulent and mouthfilling mid-palate leads to a long, intense finish. The balance between tannin, palate weight and acidity guarantees that the wine will improve nicely with additional bottle age, but its sheer youthful exuberance will delight those who cannot wait to give it a try."
Clos Pegase Winery
Completed in 1987, Clos Pegase was designed to be a temple to wine on a 47 acre Calistoga vineyard. The winery has a total of 450 acres, mostly located in Carneros. The Clos Pegase label features Pegasus, painted circa 1890 by the French artist Redon. This painting is winery owner Jan Shrem's favorite work of art from his extensive private collection. View all Clos Pegase Wines
About Napa ValleyView a map of Napa Valley wineries
It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard lands were scooped up and vines were planted throughout the county. A number of wineries emerged, from large conglomerates to small boutiques to cult classics. Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely the grape of choice here, with many winemakers also focusing on Bordeaux Blends. Whites are usually Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Notable FactsWithin the Napa Valley lie smaller sub-AVAs that lend even more character specifics to the wines. Furthest south is Carneros, followed by Yountville, Oakville & Rutherford. Above those two is St.-Helena and finally, just granted an AVA, Calistoga. These areas are situated on the valley floor and are known for creating rich, smooth Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. There are a few mountain regions as well, nestled on the slopes overlooking the valley AVAs. Those include Howell Mountain, Stags Leap and Mount Veeder. Wines from the mountain regions are often more structured and firm, benefiting from more time in the bottle to evolve and soften.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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