Wine maker's notes: Primary fruit aromas of black cherries, cassis, and blueberries and with back notes of anise, sandalwood and tobacco. In the mouth, it is rich and bright and reinforces the impression of ripe fruit. The finish is dark and brooding with muscular tannins and lingering minerality. Definitely a vintage that will reward aging.
Site description: Dyer Vineyard is a 2.3 acre vineyard situated on a bench, mid-slope on Diamond Mountain. The exposition is north facing and the slope is 7-10%. The site is probably an ancient land slide- rocky with fine volcanic soil and gravel ranging from ash to richer red soils. The site was planted to vineyard in 1993 by Bill and Dawnine Dyer.
Wine making philosophy: We favour a restrained, balanced style of wine making that cultivates the unique characteristics of our vineyard. Over 15 years we have refined the varietal selection in our vineyard on Diamond Mountain to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. All 3 varieties are harvested on the same day and co-fermented. We employ a short (3-5 day) cold soak prior to the fermentation, the maximum temperature of fermentation is 85 degrees F, and following a light pressing, the wine is put directly into French oak barrels- total maceration time varies by vintage. ML takes place in the barrel and the wine is aged in French oak for a total of 20 months.
Vintage Notes: Ideal growing conditions prevailed in 2007. Warm and dry with a minimum of extremes. Fruit flavours developed evenly and concentration of fruit flavours, colour and tannins are the hallmark of the vintage. An average crop, it is one of the classic vintages of a decade. 399 cases produced
Blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
- Additional Information
Country USA Region California Sub Region Napa Valley Colour Red Grape Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot Vintage 2007 Alcohol More than 14% Viticulture No Body Full Type Dry Bottle Size Bottle (750ml) Bottle Closure Cork Drinking Maturity Ready, will improve