2007 will go down into the records books as one of the greatest modern vintages Napa Valley has ever seen, and our Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon leads the pack. The dark garnet color leads to an enormous nose of pure cassis, black cherries and classic Oakville notes of saddle leather, lead pencil shavings and dried herbs. True to this site, this wine reveals perfectly ripened Cabernet Sauvignon fruit enveloped into a pillowy-like texture on the mid pallet. Here it gains intensity propelling the finish into a rush of exotic black and red fruits slathered with chocolaty nuances and powdery tannins that melt away. With a short decant, this wine is drinking very nicely now and showing its slightly flamboyant edge from the vintage. It will gain further complexities with 5 to 10 years of bottle age.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged 19 months in French oak.