(2007 Vintage) Decadent dark-fruit aromas open our 2007 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Fragrant spices lift through layers of dark cherries and black cassis, developing an intense perfume of licorice, cocoa powder and black pepper when swirled. With great length and breadth, the fruit spans across the broad palate, matched by espresso, vanilla, and anise. The tannins are dense and fleshy, effortlessly supporting the rich, full body and suggesting a long life.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines7% Petit Verdot; 4% Merlot; 2% Syrah. Lots of sweet, black-cherry fruit is what drives this very rich and flavorful effort with nicely measured oak spice and a faint whiff of herbs lending a note of quiet complexity. There is more than enough fruit, in fact, to lift the wine past its somewhat abrasive young tannins, and lend real optimism that its best is yet to come. Set it aside for at least five years of age, and do not be surprised if it winds up improving for ten or more.