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Sullivan Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2007

Member Review by jtryka:

The wine definitely needed to breathe a bit, so I poured mine through an aerator and let it rest for a while. It has a lovely deep purple color in the glass, with edges of garnet. The nose of very full of jammy black fruit, plum, black cherry and raspberry, overlaid with hints of leather, Asian spice and mint. The taste is lovely, with some modest ripe fruit up front that isn't even close to being jammy as the nose would suggest. The fruit gives way so a wonderful minerality of dusty limestone and sage midpalate. The firm yet structured tannins support a beautiful, dry and velvety finish that has real staying power. See my full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/11/2007-sullivan-vineyards-rutherford-napa.html

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Sullivan Vineyards:
Arriving in the Napa Valley in 1972, Jim and JoAnna Sullivan purchased property in Rutherford, which sits in the heart of the Napa Valley. They came with a vision: to meld art and wine, specifically wines that reflect the beautiful and unique terroir. Jim Sullivan, a graphic designer, had formerly worked on projects for the Monkees and other 60's rockbands, Dick Clark Productions, and Clymer Bo... Read more
Arriving in the Napa Valley in 1972, Jim and JoAnna Sullivan purchased property in Rutherford, which sits in the heart of the Napa Valley. They came with a vision: to meld art and wine, specifically wines that reflect the beautiful and unique terroir. Jim Sullivan, a graphic designer, had formerly worked on projects for the Monkees and other 60's rockbands, Dick Clark Productions, and Clymer Books. Jim used his artistic skills as a graphic designer to create a label for Sullivan Vineyards and his innate talent to create a home for his family and make exceptional wine. The Sullivan home and winery were designed by renowned architect John Marsh Davis, designer of such reputed wineries as Rutherford Hill, Joseph Phelps, and Chateau Souverain. Creativity and perfection in all realms of living is what the Sullivans' strive for. We don't stop when we put the brush down, but continue throughout our lives, in winemaking, cooking, in friendships. It creates a mystical essence. That's what we are about. Read less

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Snooth User: jtryka
3127992,307
3.50 5
11/16/2013

The wine definitely needed to breathe a bit, so I poured mine through an aerator and let it rest for a while. It has a lovely deep purple color in the glass, with edges of garnet. The nose of very full of jammy black fruit, plum, black cherry and raspberry, overlaid with hints of leather, Asian spice and mint. The taste is lovely, with some modest ripe fruit up front that isn't even close to being jammy as the nose would suggest. The fruit gives way so a wonderful minerality of dusty limestone and sage midpalate. The firm yet structured tannins support a beautiful, dry and velvety finish that has real staying power. See my full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/11/2007-sullivan-vineyards-rutherford-napa.html


Snooth User: polesm
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5.00 5
07/18/2014

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