Size: 750 ml
Brand: Ilaria Wines
Region: Napa Valley
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Style: Red Wine
Anne Monticelli, the winemaker and owner of Ilaria Wines has the goal of producing small lot wines that have a sense of place. In sourcing the fruit for her wines, she seeks lots that are expressive of the soil and climate where they are grown, that also are the product of careful viticulture.
The exceptional 2007 growing season- a warm dry spring, followed by a mild summer, led up to a heat spike in late August and was followed by more moderate temperatures, allowing for a slow steady harvest- yielded a Cabernet defined by intense and powerful fruit flavors. This dark puple ruby hued wine si full bodied and rich with black fruit tones and spice notes. The first thing to notice is the sweet dark currant and blackberry accented with cocoa. Then there is that hint of toasty oak and elegant fine grained tannins that linger on the finish. Drink it now, but don't be afraid to set it asice until it celebrates its 10th birthday.
Robert Parker 93 Points
The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon (94% Cabernet Sauvignon and rest Petit Verdot) is a limited production cuvee offering a dense opaque purple color, beautiful black currant, charcoal, and smoky aromas, a gracious, elegant, well-balanced style, medium to full body, beautiful concentration, and an endearing texture and length. There is nothing out of place in this supple, already appealing Cabernet. It should last for 15+ years.http://www.garyswine.com/fine_wine/california/12645.html
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