Notes from the Winemaker:
This 2007 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon demonstrates the further solidification of style and structure of one of Laird’s signature wines, and first in recent memory to utilize Cabernet Sauvignon from the Flat Rock Ranch located in the heart of Yountville. Mast Ranch is on the western side of the Yountville appellation in the bench-land of the Mayacamas Mountains. Laird’s State Lane Ranch is on the east side of the Yountville appellation, very near the Silverado Trail and Stags Leap.
- Production: 800 cases
- Vineyard: 13% Mast Ranch, 62% Flat Rock Ranch, 25% State Lane Ranch
- Appellation: Napa
- Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Winemaking Style: 18 months barrels, 60% new French oak
- Alcohol: 14.8%
What Does It Taste Like?
Blackberry, ripe plum and baking spices are layered on a more subtle aroma of red berry and currant. Good flavor intensity and juicy fruit complements the earthiness. Flavors included are cocoa, clove, and cinnamon enhanced by smokiness from the oak. A solid acid balance, medium weight, and chewy tannins envelop the wine. Our expectation is for very good longevity as the wine continues to develop over the next five to eight years.
Ratings & Reviews
90 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Tight, dense and chewy, displaying firm dried currant, blackberry, mineral and sage. Pleasantly earthy, this is full-bodied and focused, ending with layers of flavors capped by lavender and black licorice. Best from 2012 through 2020. 800 cases made." –JL (11/15/2010)