Phipps Family Cellars

2007 Rutherford Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon •Morisoli Borges Vineyards

California: Napa Valley: Rutherford

Offer Expired:Apr 26, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$75.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

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.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Super dark, inky scarlet at the center of the glass, with a touch of a magenta at the rim.

Smell:

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.

Taste:

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.

Finish:

Soft and supple on entry, with a bit of acidity and firm structure, this is everything you expect from a top tier Napa Cabernet.

Pairing:

Pan fried ribeye with a blackberry and sage balsamic reduction drizzled overtop.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Andrew Phipps
Accolades
99 Point Vintage - Wine Spectator
Appellation
Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
Vineyard
Morisoli-Borges Vineyard
Fruit Variety
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV
14.4%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Apr 26, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$75.00
Avg. Price
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