Vogt Vineyard is situated atop Howell Mountain, along the northeast edge
of the Napa Valley. The 15-acre vineyard reaches from a high elevation with
shallow, rocky soils, down to a lower bowl of deeper loam. The surprisingly
warm climate, combined with the vineyard's steep, southeast exposure,
produces a dense and structured wine, typical of hillside Cabernet Sauvignon.
The 2007 Vogt Cabernet Sauvignon has its typical and distinctive dark fruit
aromas complemented with notes of black tea and hints of toasty French oak.
The vintage produced moderate tannins across the palate providing a graceful
backdrop to the hillside fruit.
"Bright full ruby. Wild, complex aromas of cassis, crushed rock, minerals, leather and fresh blood. Densely packed and rocky, offering a tactile, penetrating character to its flavors of dark raspberry, spices, black tea and leather. Not at all a sweet style; in fact, this went into a shell in the glass. The medicinal Howell Mountain tannins suggest that this stony wine will need extended cellaring.
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