2007 Jericho Canyon Jericho Creek Block Cabernet Sauvignon
currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast and tar
currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather
"Most simply put: gorgeous. A blend of 94% Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Merlot, this wine possesses intriguing aromas of black fruits and dark chocolate with subtle hints of anise and sweet mint. With its generous palate of forward ripe flavors and fine tannin, this wine is a beauty." -Winery
"In August 2006, six years after we submitted our design to the Napa County Planning Department, we finally completed our winery. A simple, yet beautiful, state of the art redwood structure houses stainless steel tanks, a destemmer, a press, and all sorts of other ridiculously expensive equipment. The winery leads to a 6,000 square foot cave which was drilled into the hillside under Block 3 of our vineyard. The caves provide a cool, energy efficient, humid space for barrel ageing our wines. The winery and caves have become the perfect home for our grapes, the wine, and all of us here at Jericho Canyon Vineyard."
"Our goal each vintage is to make a wine that is true to Jericho Canyon Vineyard. Looking for maximum flavors, we work closely with our winemakers to determine when to pick the grapes. Because of our hillside location in the canyon, the grapes typically ripen later than the fruit on the valley floor. This means we often let the fruit hang into late October or early November. Although this heightens the stress for us, it allows the grapes additional time to develop the flavors which distinguish Jericho Canyon Vineyard wines." -Winery
"We planted Cabernet Sauvignon in 1990 and Merlot and Cabernet Franc in 1993. In the early years, we sold our fruit to a variety of wineries including Chateau Montelena, Sterling Vineyards, and Clos du Val. It was not until 1998, however, that we were finally confident we were producing the highest quality fruit. We began selling our grapes to Rudd Estate, which produced a vineyard designate wine that was very well received by the critics. From 2001-2005 our fruit went to Ramey Wine Cellars, which produced a much sought after Jericho Canyon vineyard designate wine. Winemaker David Ramey also produced an ultra premium wine for our own label, Jericho Canyon Vineyard." -Winery
This was rated 89 points in the Wine Spectator.