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WineUp Wine Merchants USD 31.25 750ml

White Oak Cabernet Napa 2007

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Classic, elegant wine with aromas of black cherry and toasty oak that are complimented by rich vanilla bean. Mouth filling with layers of pomegranate, dark cherry and currant that unfold with supple tannins on the lingering finish. 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc.

Region: USA » California » Napa

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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White Oak Vineyards & Winery:
Born in Los Angeles, Bill Myers worked as a building contractor and salmon fisherman in Alaska. During the 1970's, Bill relocated to the bucolic town of Healdsburg, California, sold his boat, purchased his first vineyard in the Alexander Valley and began to make wine. With his newly purchased vineyard, a tiny tasting room and wine production facility just off the square in downtown Healdsburg,... Read more
Born in Los Angeles, Bill Myers worked as a building contractor and salmon fisherman in Alaska. During the 1970's, Bill relocated to the bucolic town of Healdsburg, California, sold his boat, purchased his first vineyard in the Alexander Valley and began to make wine. With his newly purchased vineyard, a tiny tasting room and wine production facility just off the square in downtown Healdsburg, Bill started making wines. He quickly became recognized for producing wonderful Chardonnay, Zinfandel and what was to become White Oak's flagship wine: Sauvignon Blanc. In 1991, Bill took home his first Sonoma County Harvest Fair Sweepstakes Award for his 1990 Sonoma County Chardonnay. In 1997, Bill formed an alliance with Burdell Properties to pursue his vision of expanding the winery and thereby creating the foundation of today's White Oak. Don Groth and Burdell Properties brought over 750 acres of prime vineyards in Napa Valley and the Russian River Valley to the winery. The White Oak Tasting Room and Hospitality Center is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Read less

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3.00 5
08/31/2011

Dark fruit / spice, held together with strong tannins and a clean finish. A very good value.


External Reviews for White Oak Cabernet Napa

11/12/2010

Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. Keenly composed and deeply scented with elements of black olives, briar, loam and a wealth of ripe, black-cherry fruit, this bottling makes a fine first impression and lives up to its promise once in the mouth. Very deep and full-flavored with a streak of perfectly fit, fine-grained tannins providing just the right measure of grip, it is both supple and well-balanced with a long finish. In some ways tempting even now, it is a wine that has places to go, and it is guaranteed to grow for a half decade or more.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.


11/12/2010

Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. If judged on its very rich, oak-sweetened nose alone, this wine would win very high marks, but despite smelling of ripe cherries, cocoa and toast, it winds up surprisingly tough and dry in the mouth. Its transient fruit is overrun in a hurry by tongue-curing tannins, and walnut-skin astringency is its most lasting trait.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.



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Classic, elegant wine with aromas of black cherry and toasty oak that are complimented by rich vanilla bean. Mouth filling with layers of pomegranate, dark cherry and currant that unfold with supple tannins on the lingering finish. 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc.

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