7 Deadly Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Sinful Indeed. Aged approx. 6 months on French Oak, 7 Deadly Cabernet Sauvignon is full-bodied and seductive. Flavors of jammy blackberry are followed by aromas of vanilla and mocha, leaving a wine with a big mouthfeel, good structure and a long finish
Released in 2002, 7 Deadly was founded by brothers Michael and David Phillips, who saw an opportunity with the quality Zinfandel grown in the Lodi AVA. They chose seven certified sustainable vineyards to source the inaugural vintage of Zinfandel for their superiority. The founders related the Seven Sins from their Catholic school upbringing to the seven Old Vine Zinfandels blended in their wine, and created 7 Deadly Zins, America’s favorite Zinfandel. The 7 Deadly brand also includes a second wine, 7 Deadly Red, which is a proprietary red blend.
Lodi is justifiably lauded for its old vine Zinfandels, but it is a production powerhouse when it comes to Cabernet Sauvignon. Lodi and its surrounding area (San Joaquin County) rank third in the state in acres planted to Cab, behind Napa and Paso Robles/San Luis Obispo County. But in total tons crushed Lodi is number one by a wide margin, surpassing Napa and Paso combined. In other words, Lodi produces more Cabernet Sauvignon than anywhere else in the U.S. This more volume-driven approach to viticulture makes possible the value-oriented bottlings that so many wine drinkers reach for on an everyday basis. These offer the varietal’s classic profile of dark fruit, oak influence, subtle herbal and green pepper notes and solid structure. Try Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon from wineries like Cosentino, Ironstone, Lapis Luna and The Federalist.