Vineyard 7 & 8 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District Estate 2007

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Each vintage, the "Estate" wine is made to represent the best the estate has to offer. Built to age gracefully for several decades, the Estate Cabernet is a memory of a very special place. Enjoy and stay tuned!

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Vineyard 7 & 8:
Led by our Winemaker, Luc Morlet, our approach is based on a collaborative effort to make the best wines possible from our vineyards. These vineyards, which lie above the fog, bring late ripening, low yields, natural drainage, and infertile volcanic soil. This adds to the distinctive quality of our wine, which is unlike any other appellation. Our facility allows us to micromanage the entire p... Read more
Led by our Winemaker, Luc Morlet, our approach is based on a collaborative effort to make the best wines possible from our vineyards. These vineyards, which lie above the fog, bring late ripening, low yields, natural drainage, and infertile volcanic soil. This adds to the distinctive quality of our wine, which is unlike any other appellation. Our facility allows us to micromanage the entire process, beginning in the vineyards and ending with the consumer. Small fermentations, strict sorting of the fruit, techniques based on cleanliness and organization...these philosophies are all part of our winemaking approach. Read less

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4.00 5
01/18/2011

Very heavy cab


External Reviews for Vineyard 7 & 8 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District Estate

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

This wine grows at the Steffens family's ten-acre cabernet vineyard, planted on Spring Mountain in the early 1980s. It emphasizes the high elevation and volcanic soils of the site in its powerful mountain-grown tannin, ferrous in its tension and strength. There's supple fruit underneath, completely filling that structure with substance and style; the wine is built for collectors willing to cellar it for ten or 12 years, when the elegance of that fruit will begin to supersede the tannic power. This is Luc Morlet's first vintage as winemaker at Vineyard 7 & 8 (prior to that, he was best known for his work at Peter Michael Winery, where he continues to consult).


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Bring this bottle straight to the cellar. Donandrsquo;t even think about opening it before, say, 2013. All youandrsquo;ll get is a mouthful of hard, sandpapery tannins. But itandrsquo;s a very deeply flavored Cabernet, packed with massive blackberry, black currant, plum and cedar flavors, and thereandrsquo;s a granitic minerality that must come from the soil. Very finely crafted.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The prodigious 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate looks terrific, with the most structure, minerality, and power of the two Cabernets, but beautiful blueberry and floral notes intermixed with camphor, creme de cassis, licorice, and forest floor. Full-bodied, with terrific texture, sweet tannin, and fabulous length and concentration, this is a wine to drink young or cellar for 25 more years. These are very impressive wines. None other than the well-known Luc Morlet makes the wines at this winery on Spring Mountain.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

This wine grows at the Steffens familyandrsquo;s ten-acre cabernet vineyard, planted on Spring Mountain in the early 1980s. It emphasizes the high elevation and volcanic soils of the site in its powerful mountain-grown tannin, ferrous in its tension and strength. Thereandrsquo;s supple fruit underneath, completely filling that structure with substance and style; the wine is built for collectors willing to cellar it for ten or 12 years, when the elegance of that fruit will begin to supersede the tannic power. This is Luc Morletandrsquo;s first vintage as winemaker at Vineyard 7 andamp; 8 (prior to that, he was best known for his work at Peter Michael Winery, where he continues to consult).



Each vintage, the "Estate" wine is made to represent the best the estate has to offer. Built to age gracefully for several decades, the Estate Cabernet is a memory of a very special place. Enjoy and stay tuned!

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