2007 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Intense aromatics of anise, mint, earth and berry are balanced with notes of wood and fruit flavors. The mid-palate presents chocolate cherry and slight vanilla notes that lead to a powerful, lingering, seductive cocoa berry finish. The layered flavors and aromatics of this vintage are reminiscent of the 2005 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.
Pasta with Bolognese sauce or puttanesca sauce, Peking duck, mu shu pork, braised lamb shank, strongly flavored cheeses.
96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.8% Merlot, 0.2% Cabernet Franc
Aging occurred for 25 months in 82% new French oak and 18% new American oak barrels.
6-9 days on skins, CSM, Premier Cuvée, Pasteur Red, D254