95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4.5% Cabernet Franc, .5% Petite Verdot
Complex black cherry, berry and plum fruit characters, interwoven with anise, clove, and black pepper. Rich and graceful, with a full mid-palate and a lengthy finish, complemented by toasted oak and cocoa powder tannins.
"Marked by herb, dill, cedar, sage and dried currant flavors. Full-bodied and well-structured, both supple and tight at points, showing its subtle tannic strength on the finish. Drink now through 2017. "
"It lacks the charm of what is clearly a better vintage, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon (at $30 less a bottle, that’s worth noting). A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc, the 2007 is a winner. It is a luscious, sweetly tannic, classic Napa Cabernet offering notes of white chocolate, black currants and spice box, and a medium-bodied, supple, sexy style. Drink it over the next 7-10 years."
The Wine Advocate
Big & Bold
One of my all-time favorite Cabs - Classic Napa. Dark garnet color; Robust body; Well-integrated tannins; dark fruit, currants, some spice. Persistent finish. Drinks well now....will only get better in a few years. Great bottle of wine at an awesome price...highly recommend!
I tried this cab based on a friend's recommendation who regularly visits the vinyard. Its the best "tip" I've been given in a very long time. An amazing wine: tight, complex structure yet subtle, great finish and elegant.