Category Archives: 2007

2007 Tempus Cellars Columbia Valley Syrah

20110422-024718.jpgBlack purple color. On the nose, youthful, med+ intensity, smells like juicy black fruit meets hillside cracked black pepper and wild game. On the palate, dry, med+ intensity, jammy black fruit, cracked black pepper, game, medium tannin, medium acidity, with a layered and beautifully textured finish. This wine killed it!

2007 Vega Sindoa El Chaparral Old Vine Garnacha

Ruby color. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, hay, white pepper, wild game, red licorice, some oak and some earth. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium- body, silky tannins, medium acidity, plenty of interesting layers, good balance, and a solid finish. This has a lot going on for the money, you would spend a lot more for the same quality anywhere but Spain.

2007 Five Star Cabenret Sauvignon Walla Walla

Purple color. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, black cherry chocolate candy bar element, framed by good oak spices, subtle cedar, with herbs but no earth to speak to. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, ripe black fruit, creamy candy like body, with very delicious integration of spice, fruit, and oak. Solid effort.

2007 Reininger Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla

Black purple color. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, lots of black plum, black raspberry, coffee, cigar, meat, with oak present, and no earth to speak to. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, medium+ body, medium+ tannin, medium acidity, big luscious flavors, loaded with coffee, with good length to the finish. Explosive flavors and quite youthful, this one will require some time in the cellar!

2007 Groth Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

Purple ruby color. On the nose, youthful, black cherry, black currant, cedar, layered spices, bell pepper, with tobacco, some oak, and no real earth to speak to. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, medium tannins, medium+ acidity, awesome balance, bright and luscious black fruit, layered with coconut, spices, cedar, and a beautiful finish on it. I bet this will last forever in the cellar. Stock up!

2007 Maurigi Bacca Rossa IGT Sicilia

Second to last bottle that I picked up a half case of after tasting. I was curious how this Southern Italian blend would age. Purple ruby color. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, loaded with mineral, wild berry, dried herbs, anise, not oaky, with lots of earth. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium tannin, medium+ acidity, black licorice, dried herbs, hay, red berries, with good depth of complexity, and descent finish. Interesting wine!

2007 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia

Dark purple color. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, black cherry, cedar, blackberry, spice, with no earth and plenty of oak. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, beautifully pure black fruit, bark, cedar, layered with spices, awesome balance, with medium acidity, medium tannins and an amazing finish. This wine kind of came up flat on the nose but really delivered on the palate.

2007 Gilbert Cellars Estate Malbec Wahluke Slope

I’m loving this winery lately, and this wine was open in the cruvinet at work, then gassed and consumed. Black with violet edges. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, blueberry, blackberry, spice, meat, wet earth, a lot of floral notes, with some oak, and no earth to speak to. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, medium tannin, medium acidity, beautifully layered candied blue and black fruit, spice, and good length to the finish. This wine rocked a delicious quality that you don’t see all that often.