Conn Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Sandalwood, hazelnut, and powdered cocoa spicy aromas waft around a core of plum and dark stone fruit. Lively black plum and blueberry flavors transition seamlessly to a walnut, toasted almond finish. This elegantly balanced will continue to bring pleasure for years to come.
Wine Enthusiast - "This is a blend of the various vineyards Conn Creek has access to. It is a splendid testimony to the winemaker's ability to take disparate lots and make them harmonious. Just a beautiful Cabernet, dry and softly luscious, with complex blackberry, black currant, anise and cedar flavors. A wonderful experience now, and it should develop in the bottle for several years.
Conn Creek Winery
Conn Creek was founded in 1973 and immediately established itself as one of Napa Valley's premier Cabernet houses with the release of its 1974 Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery name comes from its location, next to Conn Creek near the Rutherford Crossroad that connects the Silverado Trail with Highway 29. Conn Creek specializes in limited production Bordeaux varietal wines exclusively from Napa Valley’s best vineyards. Present production remains at fewer than 6500 case per year. View all Conn Creek Winery 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 grated 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.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review4 }div>3.9 out of 5 stars
- 5 Stars: 16
- 4 Stars: 34
- 3 Stars: 14
- 2 Stars: 4
- 1 Stars: 1
76 ratings, 10 with reviewsSparky G - Simsbury, CT412/20/2011This is an excellent Cab at a very reasonable price point. Buy it up as you can!512/30/2011312/14/2011A good Cabernet for the price.Matt L. - Las Vegas, NV41/11/2012
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excellent full bodied red with a great finish31/11/2012Good but not great...like at the 27 Palms in NY.41/11/2012This is a fine Cabernet that, like many, needs some time to develop. Plenty of fruit and acidity, but will improve on balance over firstname.lastname@example.org - Frisco, TX512/29/2011John Balas - Marthasville, MO412/27/2011
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This is a very good wine. Decanted about 45 min. Nice start and finish. Nose is ok but still looking for that wine in this price range with the perfect nose. Would buy again.Isabel Lydon - San Francisco, CA412/27/2011
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Wonderfully complex for the price.Preman - Richardson, TX412/24/2011Richard Wirtz - Morton, IL512/21/2011Liked it so much I have reordered twiceRKings - Lewisville, TX112/16/2011
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What a major disappointment with very acidic tannins that overpower the Cab flavor. Tried to share with friends and they felt the same. Went by the reviews and wonder what Wine they were drinking because it couldn't have been this one. Very sorry that I bought 4 bottles.sam lanzer - Englewood, CO512/16/2011mbetts7 - San Francisco, CA412/16/2011RKings - Lewisville, TX212/16/2011gwendolyn - Oakland, CA512/11/2011
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The Conn Creek '07 Cab delivers what many under $20 Cabs from California lack. It has purity of fruit, with notes of cedar, spice and a touch of herbs. Balanced, complex and well-integrated, this wine tastes as a good Cab should. I was super impressed when we tasted this to feature on the site. $20? Yes, please! We decanted it with dinner, paired it with a steak and enjoyed it immensely.Related ProductsWinemaker's Notes The Quilceda Creek 2006 Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from the Red Mountain A.V.A is from a vineyard partnership ...
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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