Red

2007 Vineyard 7 & 8 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Spring Mountain District
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Community Tasting Notes 31

  • djlevin wrote: 91 points

    September 4, 2021 - I am always so conflicted when judging these Napa cabs made to chase after that "cult" profile. Your impression of this wine will be very dependent on whether you have an Old World, or New World palate. This wine is drinking like a better Caymus, or Silver Oak Cab right now. A popular wine profile, but not my favorite. The 7&8 estate vineyard is located at the highest point on Spring Mtn., but it doesn't drink like wine from mountain fruit. The Pride Mountain vineyards are right next store, but this wine is nothing like Pride in style. If you enjoy this approach to winemaking, this bottle would probably merit a mid-90s score. The nose is full of alcohol, with little else. The freshness of the fruit is mostly gone and the new oak did not integrate well. This wine is still fruit forward after 14 years aging in the bottle, with black currant, blackberry and black plum on the palate. The profile is fairly simple tho. Only a touch of dark chocolate on the mid-palate adds complexity. The wine has medium+ acidity and medium- tannin. The tannin has mostly resolved at this point and the wine is very smooth. The finish is medium length and tapers off leaving alcohol as the last impression. There is no noticeable residual sugar. This style of wine is off balance for me, with a texture and richness that approaches a stewed fruit profile. I can acknowledge that many wine enthusiasts will enjoy this wine, but in Napa, I much prefer aged Pride, or O'Shaughnessy mountain cabs instead. This has enough acidity to pair well with rich foods, but tended to overwhelm the flavors from the steak we paired it with.

  • Sonojoe wrote: 100 points

    February 5, 2021 - Wow!! Soft, smooth, concentrated dark fruit with fine tannins. Perfect minerality. Must be a perfectly aged bottle. Shocked at the perfection of this wine right now, but still has more years in it.

  • gjv115 Likes this wine:

    May 31, 2020 - Drank over 2 days.

    Was good if a little astringent.

  • EmilyE Does not like this wine: 65 points

    March 20, 2020 - Too hot

  • Mark Brandon wrote: 95 points

    March 1, 2019 - 1 Hour Decant. ULTRA smooth and balanced, if a tiny bit reticent. I would wait another 2-4 years at least, but in a good place now if you can decant for a couple of hours and prefer an elegant version of fruit forward. Only getting better.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vintage Retrospective: The 2007 Napa Valley Cabernets (May 2017), 5/17/2017 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Vineyard 7 & 8
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Estate
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Spring Mountain District

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (0%)
  • In Cellars 480 (49%)
  • Consumed 499 (51%)

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