This is a fantastic, full-bodied, “Special Occasion” wine that can be found in your local, larger liquor and wine shops.
*Straight out of the bottle: This wine was tasting excellent straight out of the bottle. It was very fruit forward, surprisingly smooth, and provided nice velvety tannins that added nice structure.
Because the wine seemed a bit tight, we decided to let the wine sit in the decanter throughout dinner.
*Decanted: As this wine had a chance to oxygenate and “air out”, it became extremely enjoyable! 2007 has proven to be an excellent vintage year for Napa Valley, and this wine solidifies this. It was very fruit forward and provided hints of cream, vanilla, and anise. It is a big, full-bodied characteristic Cabernet Sauvignon that is sure to win you over (if you’re into BIG cabs!)
Overall Rating: 95
Handicap ($70): 95