Napa Valley, CA

2007 Concerto Winenotes

Year: 
2007
notes: 
Available March 2010
Harvest Date: 
October 1, 2007
Bottle Date: 
March 25, 2010
Release Date: 
April 15, 2011
Grape AVA: 
Oakville, Napa Valley
Alcohol: 
14.9%
Brix: 
28.1
TA: 
4.3
pH: 
3.71
Grapes: 
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrels: 
100% New French Oak

After a superb growing season characterized by warm sunny days and cool nights, the grapes were hand picked before dawn on October 2 and October 14, 2007. The grapes were hand sorted, then crushed, cold soaked and fermented with a period of extended maceration. The wine was aged for twenty nine months in 100% new French oak barrels and then bottle aged for an additional year.

This is a robust well balanced Cabernet, with intense blackberry notes and other black fruit. It shows a balanced and forceful mid palate with an exceptionally long finish. This will will be best drunk after 2012 and will age gracefully for fifteen or more years.