Tasting Date: March 2011
Varietal: Honig Cabernet Savignon 2007
Country: Rutherford California
Tasting Date Price: $35.99
Rating: WS 2007 92; WE 2007 87
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
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Visual Aspect: Dark red
Nose: Complex black cherry, berry and plum fruit characters, interwoven with anise, clove and black pepper.
Palate: Rich and forward in berry-cherry fruit & oak, w/lots of spices, & tastes a bit jammy-sweet. Toasted oak and cocoa powder tannins. Marked by herb, dill, cedar, sage and dried currant flavors.
Food Pairing: Steak
4% Cabernet Franc
1% Petit Verdot
Harvest Date: September 10-October 15 2007
Aged for 18 months in American oak barrels (1/3 new wood)
The fruit for this wine comes from both our sustainably farmed vineyard in Rutherford and from local Napa Valley vineyards. Each vineyard block was harvested and made into an individual lot representing that block. The wines were pressed off the skins from 10 to 23 days after crushing. Blending generally takes place between January and April of the year following harvest.
A dry, cold winter led to a warm, dry spring and early bud break. Summer was mild and on the cool side, with heat spikes in the early fall that were short and not too hot. The crop was somewhat lower in size than normal, with smaller berry size.