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Wilson Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Creek Valley Reserve Sydney Vineyard 2007

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Hand-harvested and fermented in open-top vats with three daily punchdowns. Aged in French oak barrels for approximately 30 months, 60% new oak.

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Wilson Winery:
Wilson Winery was built on tradition and family—much like its landmark barn anchored to the eastern rim of the legendary Dry Creek Valley. When Ken and Diane Wilson opened the century-old cellar doors, they began to share more than their extraordinary wines, they offer a view into a wine valley's history and a legacy of winemaking. It was in 1993 when the Wilsons took on the restoration of t... Read more
Wilson Winery was built on tradition and family—much like its landmark barn anchored to the eastern rim of the legendary Dry Creek Valley. When Ken and Diane Wilson opened the century-old cellar doors, they began to share more than their extraordinary wines, they offer a view into a wine valley's history and a legacy of winemaking. It was in 1993 when the Wilsons took on the restoration of the old tin barn—once the Chris Fredson Winery—complete with the original redwood vats and tanks. Today this historic barn houses modern stainless steel tanks and a new collection of French and American oak barrels for aging the Wilsons’ Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Petite Sirah. More than a home for Wilson wines, the old tin barn is the homestead for their growing family of boutique wineries they nurture and are proud to call Wilson Artisan Wineries. We invite you to visit our historic tasting room in the heart of the beautiful Dry Creek Valley, just minutes from downtown Healdsburg. Taste our critically acclaimed single-vineyard designate wines—Zinfandels, Cabernet Sauvignons, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Petite Sirah and more. Enjoy a picnic with a bottle of Wilson wine on our expansive deck. Take in the sweeping panoramic vineyard views of Dry Creek Valley and just relax. With one of the most friendly tasting staff in town, Wilson is a must when in Sonoma County. Our Tasting Room is Open Daily* 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Major Holidays *Groups of 10 or more, by appointment only Read less

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Snooth User: Jestex
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Vintage: 1994 09/10/2008

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Wilson Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Creek Valley Reserve Sydney Vineyard

External Review
Vintage: 2003 11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Silver Medal


External Review
Vintage: 2003 10/16/2008

Some winemakers in Dry Creek Valley say that the Cabernet Sauvignon is “just as good as the Zinfandel, if not better,” but I think they say that just to get wine writers to quote them. (Woops, I fell for it.) Seriously, the Cab is pretty good at a lot of Dry Creek wineries, and worth exploring for its combination of character and value. If you can’t afford Napa Valley prices, Dry Creek Valley has some wines it would like to show you. This is one of them, grown in a mature, high-elevation (1500 feet) vineyard on a southwestern facing slope. Sydney Vineyard generally produces one of Wilson’s better bottlings in most vintages, and it certainly shone in the heat of 2003.There’s just a splash of Merlot in this Cab, highlighting the insistent aromas of red plums and cherries. The wine is full, rich and sweet on entry and plush yet firm as it drapes itself over your palate. The strong structure becomes evident mostly past the mid-palate, but soon enough the wine is returning to its aromatic roots and echoing its succulent entry. I would decant for at least a couple of hours for current drinking or let this stallion run for 7-10 more years. Costs about half what comparable Napa Cab would set you back.



Tasting Notes:

Seductive aromas of dark currant, spicy cedar and cardamom mingle with rich vanilla oak notes. The dark cocoa with opulent blackberry and currant entry leads into a solid structure from polished tannins and fine-grain oak. Additional dark fruit, subtle spice and creamy coffee appear in the lingering finish. This elegant wine is drinkable now, but worthy of aging as the flavors continue to evolve.

Hand-harvested and fermented in open-top vats with three daily punchdowns. Aged in French oak barrels for approximately 30 months, 60% new oak.

140 cases produced.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.7% pH: 3.75
Total Acidity: 6 grams per liter

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