The Grade Cellars
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Napa Valley
Make the Grade
After a protracted surveillance we are thrilled to finally bring you a stupendous wine from The Grade Cellars, in Napa Valley.
This wine was first brought to our attention more than two years ago when our good friend and winemaker, Rudy Zuidema, poured us a glass. It was love at first sip and Agent Red spent the next two years trying to secure a small cache of the wine for you, dear Operative.
This stunning 2007 has earned numerous awards, including a 92 Point score from Wine Enthusiast Magazine and a 94 point score from the Cabernet Shootout. Too great to pass up, our entire tasting panel gives this wine our heartiest recommendation.
From nose to tail, this wine shows nearly perfect balance, with flavors that span the entire palate and aromatics that encourage you to deeply inhale the wine between sips.
Stock up on this age-worthy wine. It has plenty of life left in it and you can be sure that we’ll be laying down our bottles for the next several years.
This wine can be served with a wide variety of hearty food, but we’d recommend that you enjoy a glass all on its own. Over a stimulating conversation. Probably about the wine itself!
Dark and evenly concentrated, with dark garnet hues from core to edge. Thick legs move very slowly down the glass after a hearty swirl.
Dark and intense, bursting with black cherry, dark wild strawberry, black plum, red currant, cedar and smoky chocolate. Underneath sage, subtle cigar box, early grey tea and eucalyptus.
Cool and elegant on entry, the wine glides across the palate, carrying with it lovely flavors of acacia, blueberry, raspberry, Bing cherry and subtle tobacco. Dark bakers chocolate, tobacco leaf and cedar round out the flavors.
Ultra-long with flavors that present all across the entire palate.