Robert Young Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Scion 2007
Scion wines have consistent characteristics: the use of fruit grown on select sections of our estate vineyards where the vines are rooted in well-drained, non-vigorous, volcanic soils; the use of 100% French oak barrels (approximately 40% of which are new each year); and the “hands-on” skills of only one man, Kevin Warren, the Robert Young Estate Winery winemaker. Consequently, Scion wines have repeatedly received enthusiastic reviews from wine critics, the wine trade, and our customers alike. The 2007 Scion is once again predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon and is labeled as such. The wine is a hybrid between California and Bordeaux styles, structured and balanced with plenty of fruit. The 2007 Scion is a deep, radiant garnet in color and immediately releases aromas of dark, luscious berry pie, plums, and a hint of black licorice. The palate is soft and clean with strong barrel notes and great tannin structure built for aging. This vintage is strikingly reminiscent of the 1997 Scion, our flagship wine released ten years ago. After a decade's worth of Scion vintages, we are proud to offer you this wine.
Editorial Reviews for Robert Young Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Scion
A bit tight on the nose with fine nuanced notes of herb and licorice rising first from the glass, followed by clear lightly toasty oak, lightly candied cherry and wild berry fruit with a growing herbaceous background note and light violet/floral elements. The nose really gains polleny/floral tones with air. A bit tight in the mouth, and nicely structured but already very well balanced. This combines an earthy, savory face with nicely presented fresh currant and black plum skin fruit. There’s some pencil lead, licorice and leathery tones that add complexity. Still quite young with a nice tobacco element on the finish, which is cut a bit short by the tannins and some aggressive toasty wood tones. This has a bit of a split personality, it smells a bit new world, but not really fruity, and feels a bit old world, though amply oaked. The fruit tends to pop the most on the long finish, which is slightly minty, and perhaps a touch hot. There’s lot’s going on here and this can only improve with a year or three in the cellar. 92pts
This is an extremely complex wine, and I can barely piece together any of what's inside it. It's very oaky and a bit hot (though I don't mind it at all), and it has a bit of a buttery finish. The finish is where it really does it for me, as the initial taste is overshadowed by the finish.
Polished wine with smooth currant fruit, cedary oak and gentle tannin. Silky smooth and well refined. Nice cocoa hints on the nose. Very supple and it lingers nicely. - Tasted at Marché Bacchus 3/6/10
Immense and complex, with graphite-tinged tannins on the aftpalate. Certainly deserving of some time in the cellar to let the tannins relax their grip a bit, this Scion vintage is yet another rock-solid effort.
Tasted (or should I say savored) it last night at L'Auberg Del Mar. It was was wonderful with the cheese and meat tray of Serrano Ham,Bresaola,Valdeon Blue,and Crottin de Chavignol. And, what really set it off was the beef tenderloin. It was just young enough for the cheese and light beef. I will try it again in 10-12 months with the same meal to see if it is as good as I think it is.
This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Platinum Series selection. The Robert Young Estate 2002 Scion Cabernet is a blockbuster; a mouthful of ripe fruit, long on the finish with toastyoak and just enough acidity. This incredible bottling received a soaring 95 Pointsplusthe “Editors’ Choice” distinction in Wine Enthusiasts magazine. “The Youngs produce astunning Cabernet from their vineyard on the eastern bench lands of the valley. This Cab is the polar opposite of Napa, and defines the alternative possibilities. Soft, intricate andherbal-earthy, it has beautiful black cherry, cocoa, tobacco and new oak flavors, and it’sthoroughly dry.” Winemaker, Kevin Warren’s tasting notes suggest — “The wine hasaromas and flavors of concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon fruit, the backbone variety of our red grape vineyards and Alexander Valley in general. Blackberry pie, plum jam, and cherries are abundantly evident in this fruity yet complex wine. I also find hints of chocolate, mocha, and spice.” Aged 25 months in French oak. A blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc. Enjoy now until 2015.
External Reviews for Robert Young Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Scion
"Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. On the one hand fairly rich in aroma and suggestive of ripe cherries
Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. On the one hand fairly rich in aroma and suggestive of ripe cherries, mocha and green olives, but on the other fairly stinting on fruit as far as its flavors are concerned, this wine smacks of dried grapes on the palate and is blunted by a formidable dose of young tannin. Its impressions of depth are presently outweighed by its hard-to-ignore toughness, and it will need luck on it side if it is to age into grace.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.
WE 93pts. - According to the Wine Enthusiast: A fine Cabernet that defines Alexander Valley s benchlands. It s entirely dry, a subtle wine whose herb-tinged blackberries, cherries and cedar turn increasingly complex in the glass. Shows a lightness and airy feeling that differentiates it from the heavier cult Napa style. Already throwing some sediment, so you might want to decant it before serving.
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1222 cases produced.
Aged 24 months in French Oak.
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