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Trefethen Family Vineyards

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

Our Cabernet Sauvignon vines are planted in the northwestern quadrant of our estate vineyard in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, in gravelly soils that warm quickly in the spring. This warmer site, combined with limited yields, produces Cabernet Sauvignon fruit with bright, complex flavors, resulting in wine with deep ruby color and heady aromas of plums, blackberries, and forest-floor spice.

Vintage

  • 2007

Varietal

  • 94% Cabernet Sauvignon
    2% Malbec
    2% Cabernet Franc
    1% Merlot
    1% Petit Verdot

Appellation

  • Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

Estate Vineyard

  • 100% Main Ranch

Harvest

  • September 16th–October 13th

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  • 17 months in 90% French and 10% American

Alcohol

  • 14.3%


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The Vintage

The 2007 growing season began with a dry, warm winter and spring, resulting in early budbreak, bloom and grape set. Low soil moisture curtailed foliage growth, ensuring the grape clusters enjoyed ample sunshine during a mild summer in which temperatures rarely reached 90 degrees. The cooler-than-normal weather fostered slow, even ripening, a relaxed, well-paced harvest and wines with deeply concentrated, expressive flavors.

The Wine

Like a young, gifted racehorse rounding into championship form, our 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon has the look – and smell and taste – of a prizewinner. Its exuberant nose of ripe blackcurrants, black cherry, sweet herbs, pepper spice, cigar box and oak vanillin introduces a powerful palate of muscular cassis and blackberry flavors that gain a finishing kick of savory spice and toasty oak as this full-bodied colt races to the wire.

Food Affinities

Beef, lamb and game dishes, especially those incorporating oregano, thyme, mushrooms and black pepper.

Accolades

92 Points
Wine Enthusiast

92 Points
JamesSuckling.com

91 Points “A fine cameo of what good Napa Cabernet is all about.”
Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine

90 Points “This stylish, graceful, harmonious red define prettiness and finesse.”
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

4 Stars, Highly Recommended
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