This bottling exhibits a bountiful dark fruit bouquet of intense black plum, cassis, and
blackberry preserves, framed with touches of black olive, licorice and dark baking chocolate.
Equally powerful on the
palate, this wine bursts with flavors of stewed black cherry, boysenberry pie and macerated blueberry. The enduring
mineral finish boasts creamy tannins and structure along with whispers of mint leaf, dark mocha and subtle cedar.
The 2007 vintage had a great deal of variance, with an early, cool start and several heat waves throughout the growing
season. The result was smaller bunches of small, intensely flavored berries harvested in late September.
Bottled in April 2009.
This wine was
sorted with an intensive process of cluster selection then berry selection before going into tank. Post-fermentation, grapes
were macerated on the skins for 25 days to extract maximum color and flavor.
French oak barrels for 13 months.
Deep opaque ruby in color.
Bold and alluring, our 2007 Oakville Cabernet will show well alongside an equally rich and flavorful dish. Pork
Chateaubriand with ratatouille gratin or a duck confit salad would be equally excellent choices to enjoy with a glass of
this luscious blend. For an interesting cheese course, try it with Bica, a hard, slightly salty Portugese cheese
made from blended milk.