2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
“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. 95 pts“
- Jeb Dunnuck, June 2018
Our third vintage of this appellation Cabernet, into which we declassified our final harvest from the Larkmead Vineyard at 37% of the blend. Other vineyards included were Somerston, 36%; Snowden, 15%; Lamoreaux, 7%; and DeSantis, 5%. Aging on the fine lees incorporates the oak so that the two years spent in half new barrels (a mixture of French and American) is barely noticeable. As with all of our wines, it was fermented with native yeasts and bacteria and bottled without filtration. This wine combines the harmony produced by traditional Bordelaise winemaking techniques with the voluptuousness of a great Napa Valley vintage. 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec, 3% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc.