2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Pedregal Vineyard, Oakville

Publication

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Robert Parker

Date

December 1, 2010

Rating

96+

Review

From a valley floor site just below Dalla Valle in the Oakville Corridor, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal is an intriguing blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Petit Verdot. Aromas of creme de cassis, Christmas fruitcake, cedarwood, loamy soil, blackberries and coffee are followed by a young, concentrated, intense wine that should be forgotten for 3-5 years, and consumed over the following two decades.

Publication

Jeb Dunnuck

Author

Jeb Dunnuck

Date

June 2018

Rating

98

Review

Lastly, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard is a sensational blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and a whopping 18% Petit Verdot raised in new French oak. This full-bodied, powerful, yet seamless beauty has sensational notes of black currants, tobacco leaf, forest floor, and bouquet garni. Deep, complex, with sweet tannin, a wealth of fruit, and a great finish, this world-class Cabernet Sauvignon has another two decades of longevity.

Publication

Vinous

Author

Stephen Tanzer

Date

May 2017

Rating

95

Review

Saturated, bright black-ruby. Knockout nose of cassis, black raspberry, blackberry, tar, smoked meat and minerals is superripe but not roasted. Plush, pliant, thick and deep; like liquid velvet on the palate, offering a 3-D texture and a restrained chocolatey sweetness. For all its size, this powerful, obviously high-octane wine has plenty of energy. Saturates every square millimeter of the palate and builds impressively on the unflagging finish. One could drink this wine now for its sweetness or wait another ten years for more baby fat to be absorbed.

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Date

May/June 2010

Rating

95

Review

Dense ruby. Drop-dead gorgeous aromas of cherry compote, potpourri, sandalwood, woodsmoke and vanilla. Fine-grained, alluringly sweet red and dark berry preserve flavors are given spine by zesty minerality and become spicier and sweeter with air. Candied rose and violet notes build and carry through an impressively long, juicy, focused finish. Plenty going on already but this is still a baby. This saw 100% new oak but is carrying it admirably.

Publication

Wine Spectator

Author

James Laube

Date

October 15, 2010

Rating

96

Review

Ripe and powerful, rich and chewy, with a dense core of loamy earth, caraway, dried currant, savory herb and mineral notes. Full-bodied, intense, chunky and deep, with a rich, persistent finish. Best from 2011 through 2017.