Robert Young Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Scion 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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Robert Young Estate Winery:
The scions of Robert Young are descendants of a long line of farmers. Throughout five generations of farming the same property, they understand the most efficient, best way to cultivate their land. From wheat to cattle to prunes and now wine grapes, they have sustained a unique balance of dedication to and preservation of the land. Savvy business instincts have encouraged them to take risks in ... Read more
The scions of Robert Young are descendants of a long line of farmers. Throughout five generations of farming the same property, they understand the most efficient, best way to cultivate their land. From wheat to cattle to prunes and now wine grapes, they have sustained a unique balance of dedication to and preservation of the land. Savvy business instincts have encouraged them to take risks in farming, becoming pioneers in the planting of new crops. The first of the Young family to emigrate from upstate New York to California came for the Gold Rush. Peter Young, grandfather of Robert Young, settled on a 206-acre ranch southeast of Geyserville, California in 1858. He was among the pioneers who literally built the community of the Alexander Valley. It was Peter's wife, Rachel, who was a key contributor to the building of the church and establishment of the community Sunday school. Cultivation of grapes began when Robert Young Vineyards was established in 1963. Seeing the potential of the emerging wine industry, Robert Young gradually converted the prune orchard into vineyards. Robert and his first wife, Gertrude, worked diligently to expand the property to encompass all of the land previously owned by Peter Young. The scions of Robert Young - JoAnn, Jim, Susan and Fred - believe their legacy is to keep this land together, while carrying forth their father's commitment to excellence. "The creation of the winery is a result of dad's years of hard work. Dad is the rootstock who is responsible for this new growth coming forth from the scion," said JoAnn. Today the 500-acre Robert Young Estate is among the most honored winegrowing properties in the world. The ranch is planted with 317 acres of benchland and hillside vineyards, containing three main grape varieties: Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Ten other varieties thrive on the ranch in lesser quantities. Vineyard soils contain sandstone, shale, oceanic crust and sediment, providing well-drained and diverse beds for the vines. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Robert Young Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Scion

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 02/14/2011

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


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Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 02/15/2011

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.


Snooth User: aclegg81
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 11/28/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 03/06/2010

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


Snooth User: BearBryant
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 05/11/2009

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.


Snooth User: mainemandc
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 12/08/2010

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.


Snooth User: brianosaurus
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 06/30/2009

Three glasses


0.00 5
Vintage: 2002 03/29/2009

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

Vintage: 2005 11/12/2010

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.


Vintage: 2005 07/05/2011

"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


External Review
Vintage: 2005 07/06/2011

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 04/30/2010

Robert Young Estate Winery Scion Alexander Valley 2004 and all other premium wine from Robert Young Estate Winery available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.


External Review
Vintage: 2003 04/30/2010

Robert Young Estate Winery Scion Alexander Valley 2003 and all other premium wine from Robert Young Estate Winery available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.



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.

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1222 cases produced.

Aged 24 months in French Oak.


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