|Drinking Start Year||2016|
|Drinking End Year||2021|
The Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon differs from the regular 2007 bottling in both its vinification (50% of the Reserve was fermented in special temperature controlled barrels) and its oak regime (just over 21 months in 40% new and 60% one year old French oak barrels). This is undoubtedly a large-scaled, dramatic wine. The bouquet is an incredibly complex combination of ripe black cherries, intense classic cassis, pencil shavings, spicy cedar, black China tea, and dark chocolate. Powerful Cabernet fruit sweeps across the palate with generous, deeply resonant fruit, supported by firm, fine tannins.
2007 will be recorded by most as excellent though it is important to remember that not all grape varieties benefit from a hot, long, growing season. Bud-break was frost-free and flowering occurred under ideal calm. The summer and fall were seasonably warm and dry allowing for clean fruit and above average ripeness levels.