Jean Louis Vermeil Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

Who knew that a famous football coach could also produce a high quality Napa Cabernet? Dark ruby in color, this wine shows notes of cassis, blackberry and licorice on the nose. It has the ripe blackberry and loganberry flavors that excite the palate. Big and bold, this classy production reveals tirm tannins, palate richness and length. Enjoy the accent notes of espresso, vanilla and chocolate on the finish. Drink with grilled prime rib steaks with a Bourbon-BBQ baste, and spice-rubbed, grilled Vidalia onions.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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KARMÈRE VINEYARDS AND WINERY OF SHENANDOAH VALLEY is a result of five generations of farming and a love of the land and rural life. Marilyn K Hoopes, co-founder of Karmère, grew up in Teton Valley, Idaho on a potato farm on the Teton river in full view of the Grand Tetons. In l978, at age twenty-six, she moved to Amador County and fell in love with the bucolic Shenandoah Valley. She also fell i... Read more
KARMÈRE VINEYARDS AND WINERY OF SHENANDOAH VALLEY is a result of five generations of farming and a love of the land and rural life. Marilyn K Hoopes, co-founder of Karmère, grew up in Teton Valley, Idaho on a potato farm on the Teton river in full view of the Grand Tetons. In l978, at age twenty-six, she moved to Amador County and fell in love with the bucolic Shenandoah Valley. She also fell in love with Todd Pickens who had recently moved from the Bay area and prior from L.A. to Amador County to become a "back to the lander." They made their home in Jackson, California and in l990 bought their first piece of property in Shenandoah Valley: a seventeen acre parcel adjacent to Terre Rouge. This is their home place. In l994, they completed an IRS 1031 real property trade and obtained the eighty-nine acre Jameson Ranch where the winery and tasting facility now exists. The name "Karmère" (car-mare) is in honor of Marilyn's mother Karma Hoopes: "mère" is the French word for mother. Since the land exchanged came from Marilyn's parent's estate and the existing farm in Idaho bears her father's name, Marilyn decided to honor her mother's hard work and vision and thus the name was created. Marilyn, an attorney, and Todd, an optometrist, are the parents of three grown children, Josh, Jared, and Hayley. All of the children are involved in the winery or vineyards. Todd continues to practice optometry and Marilyn works as a part-time Administrative Law Judge devoting the majority of her time to the winery and vineyards. The first Zinfandel vines were planted in l994. Plantings of zin, syrah, barbera, viognier, primitivo and nebbiolo have continued with sixty-seven acres planted of the hundred and five total. Read less
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External Reviews for Jean Louis Vermeil Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/07/2013

Who knew that a famous football coach could also produce a high quality Napa Cabernet? Dark ruby in color, this wine shows notes of cassis, blackberry and licorice on the nose. It has the ripe blackberry and loganberry flavors that excite the palate. Big and bold, this classy production reveals tirm tannins, palate richness and length. Enjoy the accent notes of espresso, vanilla and chocolate on the finish. Drink with grilled prime rib steaks with a Bourbon-BBQ baste, and spice-rubbed, grilled Vidalia onions.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
08/08/2013

Who knew that a famous football coach could also produce a high quality Napa Cabernet? Dark ruby in color, this wine shows notes of cassis, blackberry and licorice on the nose. It has the ripe blackberry and loganberry flavors that excite the palate. Big and bold, this classy production reveals tirm tannins, palate richness and length. Enjoy the accent notes of espresso, vanilla and chocolate on the finish. Drink with grilled prime rib steaks with a Bourbon-BBQ baste, and spice-rubbed, grilled Vidalia onions. Food pairing: red meats, pasta Flavor type: fruit-forward Body type: medium-full Finish: rich


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/19/2013

Dynamic, complex and stylish are all words that describe this wine and Dick Vermeil. Renowned for his success as a Super Bowl and Rose Bowl winning football coach, Dick Vermeil is one of a select few sports personalities who has transcended his impact on the field by having touched even more lives off the field. The color is bright red with purple and black background tints, featuring subdued scents of smoke, vanilla and lavender. While this wine is great now, it will truly come alive with three to five years additional bottle age. This 2007 Jean Louis Vermeil Cabernet Sauvignon yielded 240 cases.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/27/2013

The flagship of the winery, this Cabernet is named after Dick Vermeil’s father. Dark ruby in color, it shows notes of cassis, blackberry and licorice on the nose. It has ripe blackberry and loganberry flavors that excite the palate. Big and bold, this superb example of the fantastic 2007 vintage in Napa reveals firm tannins as well as richness and length. Enjoy the accent notes of espresso, vanilla and chocolate on the finish. A mere 300 cases of this wine were produced, so we are immensely pleased to be able to offer this exciting new wine to you.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/27/2013

Who knew that a famous football coach could also produce a high quality Napa Cabernet? Dark ruby in color, this wine shows notes of cassis, blackberry and licorice on the nose. It has the ripe blackberry and loganberry flavors that excite the palate. Big and bold, this classy production reveals firm tannins, palate richness and length. Enjoy the accent notes of espresso, vanilla and chocolate on the finish. Drink with grilled prime rib steaks with a Bourbon-BBQ baste, and spice-rubbed, grilled Vidalia onions.



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