Red Blend •Random Ridge Estate Vineyard
California: Napa Valley: Mount Veeder
We are very excited about today’s incredible BOGO (Buy One - Get One) from our dear friends at Random Ridge Winery. Today’s exquisite Cabernet blend is made even more exciting with today’s BOGO offering. For every bottle that you purchase at our regular price, you can buy another one at just $0.07.
Today’s 2007 Random Ridge Mount Veeder Cabernets is a fantastic update to the prior vintages that we have shown here. Made from Bill Hawley’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc (two of Agent Red’s favorite varietals), this 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc blend is an elegant, structured, food-fantastic wine.
Rich aromatics provide the first clues to what is to come on the palate, but that first sip still knocks your socks off! Very flavorful but still elegant, this wine is wonderfully balanced and truly delicious.
We love Random Ridge wines; they are always true delights. Winemaker Bill Hawley (aka “Agent Hombre”) isn’t so bad, himself. If you love great reds from the best vintage in a decade (Robert Parker gave the vintage an off the charts 96 point rating), we offer you today’s wine with our heartiest recommendation.
Dark red cherry juice with deeply concentrated color, from edge to core. Spin the wine and it settles quickly. As it settles, it leaves behind tall, chubby wine-colored tears that march slowly down the glass.
Bold and sweet and gently spiced, this wine exudes tons of black cherry, blueberry, blackberry jam, bramble and plum, layered over brown spice, toasty oak and a hint of tomato stem. As the wine opens, fennel and red flowers appear.
Expansive, softly weighty and instantly mouth-coating, this wine has an energetic acidity, fine-grained tannins and a fine minerality that all add up to an elegant complexity. Flavors are vibrant and sweet, with layers of lush fruit, starting with spiced black cherry and red plum. Just beneath these sit black raspberry, black pepper, brown spice, dark dried fall leaves and flinty minerals.
Very long, with a spice component that carries the fruit a long way. As flavors gently tail off, black pepper and flint emerge, along with a mineral-rich dryness.
Pair this wine with your favorite red meat dish, or enjoy it all on its own. We enjoyed ours with a nice rare prime rib, with plenty of horseradish. It was absolutely divine!