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2007 Cabernet Sauvignon - Grand Vin 3L

Robert Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate (December, 2009)

"Absolutely riveting, and even better than I predicted last year is the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon - Grand Vin State Lane Vineyard. Made from 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, and the rest tiny dollops of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot (400 cases produced), in two weeks of tastings, this wine stood out as one of those singular efforts that it is impossible to get out of your mind and off of your palate. A flawless, seamless, profound example of Napa Cabernet, it exhibits an opaque purple color along with a gorgeous perfume of lead pencil shavings, cedar, creme de cassis, ink, flowers, and espresso roast. With phenomenal depth, a multidimensional personality, unbelievable length, and an impeccable integration of all its component parts, this stunning wine lasts and lasts, with a finish approaching a full minute. Give this profound wine 3-5 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 25-30 years."

100 Points

Production Notes

Appellation: Yountville
Barrel Age: aged 20 months in 98% French oak and 2% Hungarian oak
Blend: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol: 14.4
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon - Grand Vin 3L