Cave 7 Cabernet Sauvignon

2015

Cave 7 is sourced from blocks throughout our favorite estate vineyards and is named for the deepest wing of our caves, where this Cabernet Sauvignon ages in French oak barrels. Toasted nuts and sweet vanilla from oak aging, pie crust, and cinnamon are layered with dark ripe cherries. On the palate, the fresh ripe red fruit flavors combine with caramel, brown sugar, and a hint of white pepper. Complex and layered, the Cave 7 is a well-integrated wine with velvety tannins, mouthwatering acidity, and a lasting sweet finish. Try pairing with beef bourguignon.

Size
750 ml
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$85.00
 
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TASTING NOTES

Tasting Notes
The deep, dark ruby color is brooding, but the aromas are inviting. Toasted nuts and sweet vanilla from oak aging, pie crust, and cinnamon are layered with dark ripe cherries. On the palate, the fresh ripe red fruit flavors combine with caramel, brown sugar, and a hint of white pepper. Complex and layered, the Cave 7 is a well-integrated wine with velvety tannins, mouthwatering acidity, and a lasting sweet finish.

Production NOTES

Production Notes
Following several years of drought, February delivered much-needed rain to the vines. Budbreak occurred early in 2015 due to warmer than normal temperatures in late winter and early spring. Warm temperatures and abundant sunshine June through October led to good growth the rest of the season, an early harvest, and very high-quality, balanced fruit.

Vineyard NOTES

Vineyard Notes
The fruit for our 2015 Cave 7 Cabernet Sauvignon was specially chosen from a collection of our favorite vineyards across our estate vineyards. The majority of this vintage’s grapes were sourced from select blocks in two subappellations of Napa Valley.

Food Pairings

Food Pairing Notes
The tannin structure of this wine would pair perfectly with a beef cheek Bourguignon and a salad of baby arugula and big shavings of Parmigiano–Reggiano cheese. A graceful, balanced wine, it pairs beautifully with Piave, a cheese that tastes like a cross between a young Parmigiano–Reggiano and a Cheddar.

Wine Analysis

  • VINTAGE
    Vintage
    2015
  • VARIETAL
    Varietal
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • COOPERAGE
    Aging
    The wine was aged in barrel for a total of 17 months before bottling.
  • WINEMAKER
    Michael Beaulac
  • APPELATION
    Appellation
    Napa Valley
  • ALCOHOL
    Alcohol %
    14.8