Venge Vineyards Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
A big, ripe style that's rough hewn and chunky, yet deep and concentrated, with flashy plum, red and black cherry, red licorice and mineral notes, with a touch of green olive and espresso. Full-bodied, focused, complex and persistent. A notable achievement. Best from 2012 through 2024.
Very pretty ripe blackberry and blueberry character. Full yet round and compacted. Velvety tannins and delicious fruit. Lots going on, but subtle and stylish. Pull the cork after 2013.
Bright, deep red-ruby. Lively aromas of cherry and tobacco lifted by a floral quality; higher-pitched than the basic 2006 cabernet. Then juicy, dry and tightly wound on the palate, with a distinctly weightless quality to the cherry, floral and mineral flavors. Plenty of tannic spine here for aging.