Astrale e Terra (closed)
2007 Arcturus Napa Valley Red Wine
California: Napa Valley: Atlas Peak
The Earth moved
Today’s Astrale e Terra 2007 Arcturus Napa Valley Red Wine is an incredible, delicious, elegant, and truly exciting wine. We absolutely love this incredible blend from our good friend Scott Harvey.
After a few years away, Astrale e Terra has come roaring back with the best wine that we have ever tasted from this fantastic winery. And that is really saying something, as Agent Red once declared one of Astrale’s Syrahs to be ‘the best I have ever tasted’.
With lofty aromas that leap from the glass, this wine gives heady clues to what is to come. On the palate, rich layers of flavor cascade to the far corners of the mouth, coating the palate along the way. The finish is extra long and very smooth as plush tannins settle in, spreading a gradual dryness across the palate.
If we’ve been shouting about stocking up on 2007 vintage reds from Northern California (96 Points, Robert Parker), we are screaming about this wonderful wine!
Deep and beautiful, opaque crimson. At the rim, the finest ring of ruby red glints in the light.
Chocolate covered blueberry and chocolate covered cherry, coffee bean, birch bark, cherry aperitif, with a subtle twiggy aroma at the very edge of perception.
Rich and bold with mixed berry compote, black currant, blackberry, bramble, dusted chocolate truffle, dark roast coffee bean and subtle sweet spice.
Flavors are long sustaining, as a very plush dryness very gradually spreads across the palate. At the very end, a very subtle hard cured bacon flavor persists at the edges.
We can’t imagine a better pairing than a bacon wrapped filet mignon, smothered with sauteed mushrooms.