Seven Stones Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
The 2007 was Seven Stones most acclaimed wine, upon release. In the last two years, most Cabernets from this vintage have begun to “close up,” and this wine is no exception. The tannins have expanded, overtaking the fruit flavors that dominated, early. The inverse of their 2006, the 2007 needs at least two or three more years to age before it is ready to show its best. The wine is massive, with brooding, black-fruit flavors, Italian herb notes and bold tannins. It is not uncommon for many of the great Bordeaux wines of France to “go to sleep” for a period before re-emerging like butterflies, and Seven Stones is confident their 2007 will be their best wine once it has fully matured. If you wish to sample a bottle, it is recommended that you decant the wine for several hours and serve it
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Very deep purple-black in color, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon has a remarkable youthful nose of crushed blackcurrants, black cherries and wild blueberries with hints of baking spices, cigar box, violets, rose hip tea, yeast extract and crushed stones. Full-bodied, richly fruited and packed with opulent black berries and exotic spice flavors, the palate is wonderfully structured with very firm, super ripe tannins and just enough freshness, finishing very long and layered.
Combines power with finesse, offering dense, rich layers of currant and blackberry, with touches of herb, sage, mineral, espresso and cedar. This full-bodied red turns supple midpalate before firming on the finish.
One of the most prestigious wines of the world capable of great power and grace, Napa Valley Cabernet is a leading force in the world of fine, famous, collectible red wine. Today the Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without the other. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that this marriage came to light; sudden international recognition rained upon Napa with the victory of the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1976 Judgement of Paris.
Cabernet Sauvignon undoubtedly dominates Napa Valley today, covering half of the land under vine, commanding the highest prices per ton and earning the most critical acclaim. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure, acidity, capacity to thrive in multiple environs and ability to express nuances of vintage make it perfect for Napa Valley where incredible soil and geographical diversity are found and the climate is perfect for grape growing. Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that express specific characteristics based on situation, slope and soil—as a perfect example, Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.