2007 Porter Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
Dark, opaque, deep ruby red and crimson. Clear. Heavy intensity in the color, compact rim, and no sediment. Still a little tight, black cherry, anise and high intensity, we could smell the cherries a few inches above the glass. Seems to have moderate to heavy toasting of the barrel, it is a little meaty on the palate and smokey. Moderate to full body with moderate plus tannins (7/10). A little dirty and sharp before the finish. Long lingering finish that needs some time to integrate First time trying Porter Family Vineyards, but have recently tried a few Cabernet Sauvignons out of Coombsville. There was something very interesting in the wine that we could not identify at first, then noted it as Syrah. We would love to try some of their younger vintages to see how they compare but this can easily be cellared for another five to ten years for future development. Time will only help integrate this more fully.
This is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Syrah, and 3% Petit Verdot. Aged for 24 months in 100% new French oak. Interestingly enough has 0.05% Residual Sugar.
2015 till 2025.
Price Point:$$$ - From my dad's cellar. On release was around $95.00 now $125.00 from the estate.