Eponymous Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
The wine exudes complex notes as soon as the cork
is pulled. Rich dark berry characters and and hints of cigar box and herbal notes that are attributed
to top Napa Cabernet, add to the intriguing aromas. Held to the light, this elegant wine shimmers with a stunning deep purple-inky color that announces the intensity of the grapes. The palate is equal to the lush color and bold aromas. Flavors mimic the nose with added nuances of... View More
The great '07s continue to roll out. Nearing four years of age, this Cabernet is quite soft, although it was probably soft to begin with. It’s showing a few signs of age, with the rich, ripe, chocolaty flavors of blackberries, cherries and cassis beginning to dry out. Should continue to mellow in the bottle over the next six years.
In 1966, Robert Pepi's family bought a ranch with vineyards in the Napa Valley, thinking it a retreat from the city. In 1980, he and his retired father decided to start a winery on the property, giving it the name they each carried, Robert Pepi. Thefirst harvest was in 1981, and Pepi has been making wine ever since. After the winery sold, he became a consulting winemaker, working mainly in California, but traveling also to... View More