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2007 PreVail Cabernet Sauvignon "Back Forty"

PreVail 2007 Back Forty

Winery: PreVail

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Back Forty"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Alexander Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $85

Cases produced: 1,035

KWG Score: 91.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: February 29, 2012

Wine Review: This opaque and onyx colored Cabernet opens with an inviting blueberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a mild blueberry and gentle black cherry with nicely integrated oak and a dash of black pepper. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins linger nicely. The panel suggested pairing this wine with a thick and juicy steak. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The grapes for Back Forty are grown on low yielding vines on a 40 acre, 1,100-foot elevation vineyard block at the back side of Ferrari-Carano's RockRise Mountain in Alexander Valley. Intensely rich aromas of lush blackberry, earth, and cassis blend with rich layers of black fruit and sweet, toasted oak elements on the palate. A full-bodied midpalate with generous tannins, excellent length, vitality and texture set apart this expansive wine of extraordinary elegance. Back Forty pairs well with roasted, broiled or barbequed red meats such as lamb, beef, pork or veal or pair Back Forty with a dark chocolate dessert for a special treat.

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