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Professional Ratings: 91 International Wine Cellar, 91 Wine & Spirits
Region: Sonoma County, California
Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends
Style: Big & Bold
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Item no. 112443
The 2007 Pickberry is dark and dense in appearance. Perfumed ripe Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot scents of red currant, cassis, cured leaf tobacco and musk herald the chewy cassis flavors that highlight the impressively dense, spicy, mineral- driven firm, floral finish. This wine will age to graceful elegance in 10 to 15 years.
Blend: 58% Merlot and 42% Cabernet Sauvignon
Musky aromas of red- and blackcurrant, tobacco, cocoa powder and herbs. Sappy and fresh, offering impressively concentrated red and black fruit flavors in a youthfully linear style. Tangy minerality adds lift to the back end, which is complicated by a medicinal character. Finishes firm, with note of cherry and candied flowers and dusty tannins. I'd bet on this aging very slowly.
Joel Peterson's classic blend of merlot (58 percent) and cabernet sauvignon is packed with flavor detail in 2007. It tastes vinous rather than bluntly fruited as it evolves across the palate, yielding tart red berries, floral scents and game. The tannins have reached a chocolate ripeness, while the wine shows some acidity, framing it along the edges. Decant it for a thick-cut sirloin.