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2007 Estate Cuvée

Exhibiting bold aromas of ripe black and red fruits, dark chocolate, citrus and dried herbs, the mouth feel is rich and clean, with complex flavors and a solid core of ripe tannins. The 2007 can accentuate most cuisine, even those eloquently spiced. It will evolve for 20-25 years.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, December 2009 – 96 Points
The 2007 Estate Cuvee State Lane Vineyard (a 750-case blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot) boasts an inky/plum/purple color as well as a complex bouquet of melted licorice, chocolate, creme de cassis, mocha, and sweet forest floor aromas. Full-bodied and layered with exquisite purity, texture, and length, this large-scaled offering reveals a supple texture along with 20-25 years of drinkability. It is a seductive yet extraordinarily complex wine that should prove to be a future super-star.

Production Notes

Appellation: Yountville (Napa Valley), CA
Barrel Age: 20 months (97% French, 3% Hungarian
Blend: 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 6% Cab Franc, 2% Petite Verdot
Alcohol: 14.1 %
pH: 3.70
Release Date: June 2010
Production (750ml): 750 Cases
2007 Estate Cuvée