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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Eponymous Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Eponymous Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 111470)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $36.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine exudes complex notes as soon as the cork is pulled. Rich dark berry characters and and hints of cigar box and herbal notes that are attributed to top Napa Cabernet, add to the intriguing aromas. Held to the light, this elegant wine shimmers with a stunning deep purple-inky color that announces the intensity of the grapes. The palate is equal to the lush color and bold aromas. Flavors mimic the nose with added nuances of roasted coffee bean and and vanilla. This Napa Valley Cabernet is rich, full and round from the initial taste and continuing as it fills the mouth, leading to a long, lingering, polished finish.
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About Eponymous:

In 1966, Robert Pepi's family bought a ranch with vineyards in the Napa Valley, thinking it a retreat from the city. In 1980, he and his retired father decided to start a winery on the property, giving it the name they each carried, Robert Pepi. Thefirst harvest was in 1981, and Pepi has been making wine ever since. After the winery sold, he became a consulting winemaker, working mainly in California, but traveling also to Argentina, Colorado, and Texas.

In 2008 Pepi found a Syrah vineyard with which he wanted to work, and in 2009 made Cabernet Franc from the MacAllister Vineyard and a Cabernet Sauvignon from Spring Mountain in Napa Valley.