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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 111964)
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $55.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

An expressive wine of elegance offering layers of black cherry, dried currant and spice laced with nuances of licorice and dark chocolate for added complexity. Dark fruit and refined tannins provide wonderful texture and a lingering finish.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

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About Feather:

Feather winemaker and longtime Napa Valley vintner, Randy Dunn, has built a reputation over four decades for producing world-class Cabernet Sauvignons. After making wines at Caymus from 1975-1985, Randy established Dunn Vineyards on Howell Mountain where he continues to craft distinctive wines of high acclaim. Now partnering with Allen Shoup, Randy brings his artistry and expertise to Washington State's Columbia Valley to produce small quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon from the region's finest vineyards. Feather is one of six distinct red wines from the Long Shadows Vintners collection.

Concentrated and beautifully balanced, Feather might best be described as "an iron fist in a velvet glove." This incredibly complex wine offers an array of fresh berry aromas, complimented by spicy, dark cherry and dried currant flavors that persist on the palate.

Randy checks his favorite vineyards for balance throughout the growing season and returns during harvest to inspect the grapes before making the call to pick. This 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon is hand-harvested, fermented in small lots and aged for an average of 22 months in new Vicard French oak barrels (Randy’s cooper of choice at Dunn Vineyards as well).