2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Publication

Jeb Dunnuck

Author

Jeb Dunnuck

Date

June 2018

Rating

95

Review

Ramey was gracious enough to open a small retrospective of 2007s, all of which showed beautifully. The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley was singing, with lots of tobacco leaf, earth, and tapenade notes, medium to full body, and great elegance and purity.

Publication

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Robert Parker

Date

December 1, 2010

Rating

92

Review

A stunning yet reasonably priced, high end Napa Cabernet Sauvignon is the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa. The final bottling from the extraordinary Larkmead Vineyard, it boasts a dense purple color as well as a big, sweet bouquet of blueberry and black currant fruit intertwined with licorice, bay leaf, cedar and fruitcake notes. Full-bodied and opulent, this precocious 2007 is drinkable now and should evolve for another 15+ years.

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Date

May/June 2010

Rating

92

Review

Inky ruby. Intensely perfumed bouquet of red- and blackcurrant, dark chocolate and anise, with mounting spiciness. More open-knit and accessible than last year's tasting suggested it would be, offering sweet dark fruit and cherry flavors and building tannins. The fruit takes over on the finish, which echoes the spice and cherry notes. This has turned out better than I expected, perhaps because all of the Larkmead fruit went into this wine in this vintage.

Publication

Wine Spectator

Author

James Laube

Date

September 30, 2010

Rating

91

Review

Taut, dry and earthy, with cedar, herb, forest floor, dried currant and blackberry flavors that are full-bodied, spicy and expansive, slow to unfold but rewarding. Ends with chewy tannins. Drink now through 2018.

Publication

California Grapevine

Date

Dec 2010-Jan 2011

Rating

90

Review

Medium-dark ruby; attractive, herbal, spicy, cedary, cassis and blackberry fruit aroma with hints of tar and graphite; medium-full to full body; rich, intense, textured, concentrated, peppery, cassis and dark berry fruit flavors with oaky overtones; full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Needs a few more years of bottle aging. Very highly recommended.