2007 Portfolio, Limited Edition
This was a vintage of contrast. Napa Valley had a cold and dry winter. Rainfall was 40% lower than average. Spring was very dry and warm. The vines responded to this weather with an early start. The summer growing season continue on the mild to cool side with few days above one hundred degrees. An unusual challenge, with heat spell in September followed by rain and the threat of frost came mid-October. Our grapes were already harvest. Overall an excellent vintage.
The 2007 is a wine of power, concentration and texture. Opulent full bodied with fragrant aromas of cassis, black berries, cedar and nutmeg. Complexity and plush tannins ending up with a long mineral finish. The wine will cellar well for many decades.
Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon 90%, Cabernet Franc 10%
Fruit Sources: Hendry Ranch block 8 and Detert East
Age of Vines: CS 33 years and CF 28 years
Date of Harvest: September 30th and October 7th
Fermentation: Fermented in 1-ton bin
Winemaking: Natural gravity flow, no fining, no filtration
Skin Contact: 37 days
Malolactic Fermentation: In barrel
Barrel Aging: 21.5 months in 100% New French Oak
Production: 200 cases