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2007 D R Stephens Cabernet Sauvignon "Walther River Block"

D R Stephens 2007 Walther River Block Cabernet

Winery: D R Stephens

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Walther River Block"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $105

Cases produced: 150

KWG Score: 90 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: December 18, 2010

Wine Review: This slightly opaque dark ruby colored Cab opens with a mild smoky oak and blackberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, very nicely balanced, and quite smooth. The flavor profile is a gentle black currant with notes of oak and black cherry. The finish is dry and its medium tannins are dusty and sticky. I imagined enjoying this Cab with a thick cut New York strip steak. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Aromatically this vintage seems to offer slightly more in the way of dark red/purple fruits, with cassis, anise, and slight notes of baked plums, along with cedar, vanilla and slight caramel notes. The toasty oak comes forward with a bit of time in the glass. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied with swirling flavors of ripe fruit/vanilla creme/anise/cinnamon. The finish is long and silky, with soft tannins giving way to fresh fruit flavors as the wine sensations slowly fade.

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