Trinchero Cloud's Nest Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Above the fog line at 1,500 feet, this is an incredibly beautiful, yet stressed vineyard that produces trademark Mt. Veeder characteristics. Dried cherry, dried herb, briar patch, tobacco and tea aromas are complimented by plum, wild cherry and forest floor flavors with pronounced tannins and a long finish. This is a wine that I think has incredible cellaring potential, but as 2007 is my first vintage with this fruit, we'll have to be patient. However, this wine, like all my wines, should drink well upon release too.
"A lovely Cabernet, brimming with complex blackberry, cherry, mineral, tobacco and cedar flavors that impress for their sheer
power. Shows the firm, hard tannins this mountain always lends Cabs, but they're so finely ground, the wine is drinkable now
with a good decanting. Should age well for a decade."
"Part of a collection of single-vineyard wines Mario Monticelli makes for the Trinchero Family, this is a foresty cabernet, intriguingly ripe and extensively oaked. The pungent mineral tannins have softened up in the oak, the wine lush and delicious, pareticularly with lamb."
Wine & Spirits
"The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Cloud's Nest, which comes from a parcel on Mt. Veeder, displays a dense ruby/purple color, like most of the other wines, and plenty of truffle, mineral, and earthy notes intermixed with blackberry and cassis fruit as well as some Chinese black tea. The wine is dense, full-bodied, but again, relatively tannic and backward. This is a fascinating wine that needs 4-5 years of cellaring and should drink 20-25 more years. Impressive.
The Wine Advocate
Saving it for a special occasion... it was excellent!
Nicely balanced wine. Smooth. Not quite as spicy as I would have liked but good. Would do it again.
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The Trinchero family has been making wine in the Napa Valley since 1948, and Trinchero Napa Valley serves to honor the legacy of foundery, Mario Trinchero. Wines bearing the Trinchero Napa Valley label are luxury-class, predominantly single-vineyard, wines from their Napa Valley estates. Ech is painstakingly handcrafted and produced in limited quantities. They source their grapes from 100 acres of estate vineyards in prime Napa Valley appellations, including St. Helena, Mount Veeder, Rutherford and Atlas Peak.
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