Long celebrated as the king of red wine grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon originated in the Bordeaux region of France, but today produces superb wines throughout the world, especially in the renowned wine valleys of northern California. A late-ripening variety, it produces small, deeply colored berries that yield rich, long-lived wines with concentrated black currant and cherry flavors enlivened by subtle herbal spice tones.
The 2007 vintage bears its soul, as seductive wafts of dark chocolate cherry rendezvous with aromas of black peppercorn and wood smoke. Draped in a shade of plush ruby, intense flavors of black currant and blackberry compose a seamless symphony on the palate, enriched by espresso, cocoa and vanilla tones from 10 months’ aging in 72% French and 28% American oak barrels. Rich tannins lead to a silky, lingering finish, beckoning you back for more.