Phipps Family Cellars
2007 Rutherford Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon •Morisoli Borges Vineyards
California: Napa Valley: Rutherford
96 Points of Pride
Agent Red scored a stunner of a wine today! After Robert Parker and Wine Spectator both scored the 2007 vintage of Napa Cabs at 96+, Agent Red made it a personal mission to unearth some hidden gems from this outstanding vintage. And after reaching deeply into the library of our friends at Phipps Family Cellars, he might have discovered one of the best yet - today’s 2007 Rutherford Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is that good!
Today’s wine has aged beautifully and features a classic Napa Cab flavor profile - layers of concentrated dark fruit laid overtop hints of terroir and subtle spice. We highly recommend trying a bottle now, and then cellaring some for later, as this wine still has plenty of aging potential.
Super dark, inky scarlet at the center of the glass, with a touch of a magenta at the rim.
Very elegant on the nose, with reduced dark fruit of blackberry and plum mingling with soft tobacco, toasty oak spice, coffee bean, eucalyptus, and a touch of sage.
Classic Napa Cab flavor profile, with braised dark fruit of black currant, blackberry, and black cherry laid overtop fresh berry bramble, saddle leather, tobacco leaf, black peppercorn, and a hint of blueberry.
Soft and supple on entry, with a bit of acidity and firm structure, this is everything you expect from a top tier Napa Cabernet.
Pan fried ribeye with a blackberry and sage balsamic reduction drizzled overtop.
What the Winery Says
- Andrew Phipps
- 99 Point Vintage - Wine Spectator
- Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
- Morisoli-Borges Vineyard
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon