Robert Parker 91
Matured in 100% new American oak, the 2008 Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon gives pronounced notes of creme de cassis, cedar and blackberry preserves over a fragrant undercurrent of crushed mint, eucalypt, violets and forest floor. Very concentrated, rich and structured in the mouth, it has a firm level of chewy tannins, crisp acid and a long oaky finish with some spiciness coming through. It really needs time for the oak to integrate and should drink best 2014 to 2024+. Importer: Treasury Wine Estates, Napa, CA; tel. (707) 259-4500
Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024
Inky ruby. Deep aromas and flavors of cherry compote, dark berries, sassafras and tobacco, with an overlay of sexy oak spices. Quite backward but shows formidable density, depth and sweetness. Slow-building, supple tannins give a structural underpinning to the long, sappy, smoky finish. Still a baby and in need of at least five more years in the cellar.