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2007 Krupp Brothers Veraison Cabernet Sauvignon, Stagecoach Vineyard

Supple yet robust with exotic aromas of frankincense, espresso bean and tobacco leaf. Silky impressions of black currant, fresh rosemary, dark cocoa and an alluring mineral edge encompass the palate. This wine possesses immense concentration and power, while retaining sublime elegance.

Harvested: September 27-October 9, 2007
Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec, 4% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot
Fermentation: Average of 5 days cold soak and 23 days on skins
Cooperage: French Oak–Taransaud, Bossuet, Saury & Sylvain
Barrel Aging: 22 months–80% new French oak
Release Date: May 1, 2011
Vineyard: Stagecoach, Blocks: L1, L3, T4, M5, A4, D4, E1 and D5
Soil: Hambright–red/brown loam over rock
Exposure: Gentle southerly aspect
Elevation: 1,550-1,850 ft above sea level
Production: 3,800 cases
Rating: 91 points, WINE SPECTATOR; 91 points, WINE ENTHUSIAST

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WINE SPECTATOR - 2007 Veraison Cabernet Sauvignon

"Reaching a nice drinking stage, with the currant, blueberry and wild berry flavors turning fleshy, offering hints of cedar, anise, tobacco, dried herb and loamy earth. Very complex and supple. Drink now through 2020."—J.L.

Wine Spectator
2007 Krupp Brothers Veraison Cabernet Sauvignon, Stagecoach Vineyard
91
WINE ENTHUSIAST - 2007 Veraison Cabernet Sauvignon

"An enormous Cabernet. Explodes with flavors of blackberries, cassis and chocolate, as well as the sweet vanilla and toast from oak barrels. It’s gentle enough to drink now, but isn’t showing much nuance. Give it five or six years in the cellar."—SH

Wine Enthusiast
2007 Krupp Brothers Veraison Cabernet Sauvignon, Stagecoach Vineyard
91
INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR - 2007 Veraison Cabernet Sauvignon

"Dark red. Aromas of currant, blueberry, licorice and bitter chocolate, plus a whiff of tar. Densely packed and attractively sweet, with ripe acidity framing the dark berry flavors.  A bit youthfully medicinal but in a relaxed, supple way. Finishes with well-buffered tannins and a lingering minty nuance.  Nicely balanced cabernet."–ST

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
2007 Krupp Brothers Veraison Cabernet Sauvignon, Stagecoach Vineyard
90