Gordon Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Raspberry and currants rush to the front, gently yielding to deeper notes of coffee, cedar, and hints of pencil shavings. Ripe, red fruit fills the palate. As the wine works its magic, undertones of maple, cinnamon and cardamom mingle flawlessly with the ripe fruit tones. A harmonious blend of skin and oak tannins give this complex wine a lingering finish and a firm structure. Our '07 Cabernet would be a great accompaniment to spice-rubbed filet mignon with a Cabernet reduction
"Supple, complex and nicely layered, the Cabernet fruit really shines through the new release from Gordon Brothers. cassis and blackberry meld into bitter chocolate, loam, caramel, pepper and rock, an intriguing flavor stack that keeps your tongue on its toes. Good concentration and structure."
Gordon Brothers Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007. I think of the cabernet sauvignon grape as, in general, a little tannic but with a lot of interesting flavors. This cab, at $19, fits this description pretty well. Berries and currents are present here, with a moderate acidity that results in a fairly pleasant experience. It swirls around the mouth well, without the pain and suffering of the over-chalky, acidic wines, and has a pretty good balance of flavor and acidity. The bottom line, however, for the wine drinker is whether you like the astringent, acidic taste of cabernet sauvignon or whether you like softer wines, or for those on the extremes on the bell-shaped curve, even more tannic wines. To some, this acquired taste is a sign of sophistication, but to others it is just outside their comfort zone. I like to try a wine like this every once in a while, to see if the taste is growing on me or to see if I need to retreat to my comfort wines, or to see if I find a cabernet sauvignon with the combination of tastes and acidity that. This wine turns out to be a good change of pace for me.
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The Gordon Brothers vineyards were established in 1980. They have planted a total of 95 acres, consisting of 25 acres of Chardonnay, 21 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 acres of Merlot, 15 acres of Syrah, 14 acres of Sauvignon Blanc, and one acre of Gewurztraminer. The vineyards lie on a perfectly oriented south-facing slope ranging from an elevation of 600 to 682 feet above sea...
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Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...
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(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...
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