Monday, February 9, 2009

2007 Vellum Cabernet Sauvignon is ready.

Hello All,

Today Karl and I were at the winery pulling a sample of our 2007 vintage. The wine has been in barrel for almost 15 months now...and it still has about one month to go. Ample time in new French oak barrels has been well-spent. The wine has developed a great deal of structure from the oak.

While we filled our sample bottle, I sneaked a quick sip from a barrel. All I can say is...I can't wait to share this wine with all of you. It is such a wonderful representation of what Napa Valley is capable of producing.

For those of you who like red wine with dinner - this is going to be perfect with everything from grilled steaks to veggie lasagna to spicy chili. And for those of you who like to dissect a wine over a plate of stinky cheese - you will enjoy its restrained oak, balanced acidity and alcohol, concentrated fruit flavors and spices that erupt out of the glass and float harmoniously on the palate. I could go on and on about how much the 2007 Vellum delivers.

We hope you love this wine as much as we do!

More to come soon as we get closer to bottling the 2007 Vellum Cabernet Sauvignon...

- Jeff Mathy


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