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2007 Stephanie Cabernet Blend (750ml - Full Bottle)

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Vintage 2007
Varietal Cabernet Blend
Bottle Size 750
Style Red
Subregion Napa Valley
Bottle Condition Perfect

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Wine review
Reviewer, Robert Whitley - This wine is a masterpiece of balance and complexity. On the nose, it exhibits notes of cedar, spice, licorice and mocha. On the palate, the purity of fruit is stunning by revealing aromas of blueberry, black currant and blackberry in endless layers of flavor. The wine is dense and rich without being daunting, and the gentle backnote of wood smoke provides a wonderful savory accent. The wine finishes with long, persistent waves of flavor. This is Napa Valley red wine at its finest.
Winery Notes
Winery Notes:
Winemaker Jeff Gaffner vinifies grape lots separately to retain individual block and varietal characters, but he also coferments some lots for added complexity and layers of flavor. Once in the cellar, the grapes are de-stemmed and cold soaked for 2-3 days in small fermenters, and then inoculated with a low rate of cultured yeast. Periodic punch downs and pump overs encourage softer extraction at lower alcohol levels. After pressing, the wines are sent to barrel to finish primary and secondary fermentation. Once finished, they are racked off the lees and returned to the same barrels for a total of 24 months aging.
Winery Notes
Winery Notes:
A seductively layered Bordeaux blend, with a compelling nose of licorice and sweet spice; hints of tobacco, cassis and black currant with mocha notes that unfold on the palate and linger in the long finish.
Winery Notes
Winery Notes:
Tasting Notes: A seductively layered Bordeaux blend, with a compelling nose of licorice, clove, sweet spice and blueberry from the Petit Verdot and Malbec intricately mingled with cedar, tobacco, cassis and black currant from the Cabernet Sauvignon. Rich mocha notes unfold on the supple palate, lingering well into the long, elegant finish.

Additional Information

Sub-Region :
Napa Valley
America’s equivalent of Bordeaux, Napa Valley is the most famous winegrowing region in the United States. Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay reign supreme in Napa Valley, but many of varietals are also grown successfully. Wines made from Napa Valley grapes vary greatly depending on the specific AVA or sub region where they are grown. Mount Veeder, Howell Mountain, Stag’s Leap, Oakville and Rutherford are a few acclaimed sub regions with their own distinct climactic and soil conditions. It is also the home of California “cult wines” like Screaming Eagle, Harlan Estate and Grace Family Vineyard. View all our items from Napa Valley
Region :
Since the famous Judgement of Paris in 1976 California wines have unquestionably ranked among the best in the world. From the Anderson Valley in the North through Temecula Valley in the South, California vineyards grow dozens of wine grape varietals that produce wines of many different styles. The California wine industry has steadily gained ground since the 1960s (the industry took a major hit following Prohibition), but its roots date back over 200 years. Major grape varietals include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc. View all our items from California