"I came away from the tasting not just with an appreciation of how incredible 2007 was as a growing season for Napa Cabs but also that this was an important turning-point vintage for the region," Perrotti-Brown explains. "Over a decade on, the best 2007 Napa wines are now shedding their puppy fat and emerging magnificently, demonstrating this was truly a seminal year for Napa Valley Cabernet and serving as a preview of more singular expressions of this great region to come."
Miss Perrotti-Brown delights us with her retrospective tasting and article about the vintage and gives us a chance to show off this library wine we've been keeping under wraps.
Essentially by 2007, many vineyards had been replanted from phylloxera from the 80s/90 and thus were hitting their stride along with individual minded winemakers pursuing the best of what a vineyard can express versus picking for "ripeness." Add in a dry, temperate year and it was, in a word, ideal.
"Freshness, lively acidity, raciness beautifully offsets generally intense flavors and gives them a real drinkabiity."
We couldn't agree more. Celia has worked her magic with our Yount Ridge Vineyards and our library vertical proprietary blends from 2006 through 2011 are released first to members of our wine club. Cheers!
February marks a special time in the Valley; from the precision of winter pruning to the delicate anticipation of bud break, we look back on the transitions of 2018 and move through a prosperous new year.
THE YOUNT RIDGE WINE CLUB
I am proud of the Yount Ridge collection, and for wine drinkers wanting the best of limited production Oakville estate wines, our wine club boasts of Yount Ridge’s commitment to craft and respect for the varietal, reflected in each bottle.
HOT OFF THE PRESS
Yount Ridge Cellars 2017 Sauvignon Blanc received Double Gold in the 12th American Fine Wine Competition. It is available to our club members first prior to public release. This could be Celia's best white yet.
I look forward to welcoming you to the Valley this year. Do let me know when you will be in town. Members of our Best Friends wine club receive a special discount at our Mansion at Yount Ridge.
Yount Ridge Cellars - The Napa Wine Project
Review by Dave
Yount Ridge Cellars is located in the southern part of the Oakville Appellation (bordering Highway 29). This is a coveted vineyard neighborhood – the property is located next to Cardinale, across from Far Niente and near the Morlet Family owned and prized Coeur de Vallée Vineyard. The winery is named in tribute to George Yount, whose vast land grant encompassed this part of the Napa Valley including the site of Yount Ridge Cellars.
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