Venge Vineyards Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
2007 was an outstanding vintage with the vineyard ripening perfectly. This voluminous wine is ripe with heady layers of black cherry, blackberry, espresso bean and our signature cedar box nose. The palate is marked by sweet, velvety tannins and a refined, almost mountain fruit structure followed by a bold and per-sistent finish. There is a ripe and rich sophistication to the wine that while drinking young now will continue to improve for several years to come.
Wine Spectator - "A big, ripe style that's rough hewn and chunky, yet deep and concentrated, with flashy plum, red and black cherry, red licorice and mineral notes, with a touch of green olive and espresso. Full-bodied, focused, complex and persistent. A notable achievement. Best from 2012 through 2024."
James Suckling - "Very pretty ripe blackberry and blueberry character. Full yet round and compacted. Velvety tannins and delicious fruit. Lots going on, but subtle and stylish. Pull the cork after 2013."
International Wine Cellar - "Bright, deep red-ruby. Lively aromas of cherry and tobacco lifted by a floral quality; higher-pitched than the basic 2006 cabernet. Then juicy, dry and tightly wound on the palate, with a distinctly weightless quality to the cherry, floral and mineral flavors. Plenty of tannic spine here for aging.
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The Venge (ven-ghee) family has farmed vitis viniferra varieties in Napa Valley for nearly a half-century. It is a journey that began when Knud Venge migrated from Denmark to the United States in the early 1900’s. Knud's son, Per Venge, found his passion in the wine and spirits industry and started Vencom Imports, focusing on the importation of Western European fine wines and spirits. It was Per's son, Nils Venge, who left the family business in the 1960's with a vision to study viticulture at UC Davis and establish the family namesake as an icon within the winegrowing community. View all Venge Vineyards Wines
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Notable FactsWithin the Napa Valley lie smaller sub-AVAs that lend even more character specifics to the wines. Furthest south is Carneros, followed by Yountville, Oakville & Rutherford. Above those two is St.-Helena and finally, just grated an AVA, Calistoga. These areas are situated on the valley floor and are known for creating rich, smooth Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. There are a few mountain regions as well, nestled on the slopes overlooking the valley AVAs. Those include Howell Mountain, Stags Leap and Mount Veeder. Wines from the mountain regions are often more structured and firm, benefiting from more time in the bottle to evolve and soften.
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