Deep garnet color. Aromas of blackberry, blue fruit, anise, and oak spice. On the palate there is black cherry, caramel, stewed plum, and a hint of coffee bean. Soft entry, nice weight, generous tannins and long finish.
"The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley was blended from 11 vineyards and is composed of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, with the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot aged for 15 months in French and American oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it displays aromas of cedar, baking spices, herbs, incense, black currant, and blackberry. Layered on the palate, dense, and already exhibiting some complexity, this lengthy effort will reward 3-4 years of cellaring and offer a drinking window extending from 2013 to 2022.
The Wine Advocate
"A mix of Columbia Valley vineyards contributed to this Bordeaux blend, which opens aromatically with dusty red fruits, a silky mouthfeel, soft tannins and a moderate level of alcohol (14%). Immediately likeable, with mulberry/blackberry fruit, pretty chocolate and a whiff of smoke, but this could be cellared for another six or eight years."