Ideology 2007 Reserve Block Cabernet Sauvignon

***SOLD OUT***
- Featured in the December 2011 Silenus Vintners Wine Club
- Retailed for $68

 

Lush, deep and dark, with impeccable structure, the Reserve Block Cabernet belongs in any serious collector’s cellar.

The one-acre reserve block is the crown jewel on our 10-acre Oak Knoll estate. Well-drained rocky, alluvial soils at a bend in Dry Creek yield Cabernet Sauvignon of great pigment, tremendous intensity and classic structure. This section is planted to Bordeaux clone 337, a selection renowned for producing complex, black-fruit character and rich concentration.

Winemaker Notes
Meticulously selected, then hand harvested and sorted, this is the ultimate expression of the terroir here on our estate vineyard. Four days “cold soak” assures maximum color and flavor extraction and fine, elegant tannins. Nineteen months in French oak beautifully frames this remarkably opulent, complex vintage.

2007 Vintage
A textbook growing season of warm days and cool nights – only time will tell if it surpasses the outstanding 1997 vintage.

Tasting Notes
Dense and nearly black at its core, the wine is richly perfumed with ripe black plum, dusty blackberry, espresso and tobacco. Lush, concentrated flavors spill out of the glass: Black cherry, cocoa, turned earth and a judicious touch of tasty oak. Flawlessly balanced with an endless, mocha-fruity finish, this wine is structured to last.
 

Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Ideology Vineyard, Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
Production Notes
100% Cabernet Sauvignon; only 246 cases produced
Winemaker Notes
Winemaker - Brian Graham
Production
Cold soaked for four days prior to fermentation
Other Notes
Released April 3, 2011
Ideology 2007 Reserve Block Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Specs
Vintage
2007
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley
Aging
19 months in 80% new French Oak
Alcohol %
14.4
Alcohol %
14.4