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2007 Krupp Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon, Stagecoach Vineyard

Beautiful deep purple hues captivate the eye. This wine is abundant in complex aromatics of cassis, violets, caramel, chocolate, toasted vanilla and smoked meats. Very soft and weighty entry which leads to beautifully structured and layered tannins. The flavor profile is dominated by dark black fruits with nuances of roasted coffee bean and earthy black tea characters. The finish is long and elegant, showing great aging potential.

Harvested: September 8 to October 20, 2007
Blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Merlot
Fermentation: 4 days average cold soak and 27 days on skins
Cooperage: French Oak – Taransaud, Bossuet, Saury and Sylvain
Barrel Aging: 22 months–86% new French Oak
Release Date: September 1, 2011
Vineyard: Stagecoach Block(s): L1, L3, E2, M5, E1, D4, A4
Soil: Hambright – red/brown loam
Exposure: Gentle southerly aspect
Elevation: 1,550 ft above sea level
Production: 542 cases
Rating: 90+ points, Wine Advocate

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WINE SPECTATOR INSIDER - 2007 Krupp Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon

"Dense and chewy, a powerful expression of Cabernet that’s rich with blackberry, currant, cedar, tobacco and graphite flavors and wall-to-wall tannins. Best from 2013 through 2025."—J.L.

Wine Spectator
2007 Krupp Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon, Stagecoach Vineyard
WINE ADVOCATE - 2007 Krupp Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon

"The outstanding, deep ruby/purple-tinged 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Stagecoach Vineyard exhibits a classic bouquet of underbrush, forest floor, black currants, cedar and spice. Fresh, medium to full-bodied and deep, it requires 2-3 years of bottle age and should keep for 10-15 years." –RP

The Wine Advocate
2007 Krupp Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon, Stagecoach Vineyard