2007 Grasso Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon •Olive Ridge Vineyard
California: Napa Valley
Stupendous and delicious, today’s stunning 2007 Grasso Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a true sleeper hit. We absolutely adore this deep, aromatic and flavor-packed wine and give it our heartiest recommendation.
2007 was such special vintage (Robert Parket awarded the N.Cal vintage a remarkable 96 Points) and today’s wine is a really extraordinary example of just how great a 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet can be. If we sound like we are in love with this wine it is only because… we are.
Pair as you would any big, bold, brawny (but balanced!) Cabernet. We enjoyed ours with sirloin steak kabobs with fresh rosemary, garlic and roasted tomatoes. The combination was divine!
Deep, dark garnet hues with a dense and darker heart of darkest magenta. Color is perfectly even, from core to the fine ruby ring at the edge of the glass. After a hearty swirl, the wine settles down quickly, leaving behind tall, skinny legs that weave their way slowly down the glass.
Lush and very fragrant, with bold, spice black cherry, ripe blackberry, blueberry and sweet tobacco that just leap from the glass. These are supported by aromas of cigar box, leather, black currant, plum, sweet brown spice, with a subtle hint of fresh bay laurel leaf.
Dark and richly layered with rich, ripe black fruit balanced against a plethora of earthen goodness, spice and dark minerals. In the lead, mixed blackberry, black currant, plum and darkest black cherry. These flavors are seemingly enveloped by cigar box, sweet tobacco leaf, leather, cocoa powder, dried fall leaves, brown spice and flint and graphite.
Super long and filled with flavor. Fruits very gradually yield to spice, earthy elements and soft minerals. A wonderfully smooth, tender dryness spreads from the center of the palate, outward, eventually drying the lips and cheeks.