Pronounced aromas of cassis, dried mission fig and ripe plum compote are lifted by savory dark fruit flavors and hints of sweet oak and black pepper. The finish is persistent, textured and the tannins are silky.
Frank Family is a top producer for those who favor plush, fruit-driven Napa Cabernet and this is a perennial Bayway favorite! "Bright medium red-ruby. Inviting, fruit-driven aromas of black cherry, cassis, mocha, pipe tobacco and menthol. Rich, silky and seamless, with lively flavors of dark fruits, tobacco and exotic spices. Finishes with broad, fine-grained tannins and good verve. This attractive midweight offers considerable early appeal." - Stephen Tanzer
|"The dense dark plum/purple-tinged 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa is composed of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. The fragrant bouquet of blueberries and flowers is followed by admirable complexity, sweet tannins, a medium to full-bodied, graceful mouthfeel and no hard edges. Drink this outstanding Napa Cabernet over the next 15+ years."
|(87% Cabernet Sauvignon/9% Merlot/3% Petit Verdot/1% Cabernet Franc). The wine matured for 20 months in French oak (30% new).