Posts Tagged 2007

The Ante Is Upped with Kenwood’s 2010 ‘Artist Series’ Cabernet

We have been fans of Kenwood Vineyards’ “Artist Series” Cabernet Sauvignon for more than a quarter-century. As with all wines that have been around for a while, some years have been better than others, and there were a few vintages when the... Read more

2007 Harmonique ‘Delicacé Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley

Translucent ruby in color, this wine requires some time in the glass or, better yet, decanting to be fully appreciated. Reticent at first, it opens up to reveal cranberry, orange rind, dark cherry, polished leather, clove and mild earthy notes. The... Read more

2007 Harmonique ‘The Noble One’ Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley

Most California Pinot Noir bottlings on the market right now are from the 2010, 2011 and 2012 vintages. Harmonique takes a different approach, opting to give its Pinot some bottle aging so it’s more elegant and food friendly upon release. For... Read more

2007 Harmonique ‘Elegancé’ Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley

Nearly transparent light ruby in color, showing a little bricking on the edge. Bright red fruits — cherries and berries — define the aroma, spiced by hints of cinnamon and clove. The wine is silky on the palate, balanced by a good thread of... Read more

2007 Salinia Wine Company ‘Saint Marigold’ Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

Made nearly in the style of the Jura's famous Vin Jaune, this "out there" Chardonnay is one part thought experiment, one part stellar dessert wine. At nearly 18 percent alcohol, it packs a wallop, and might well be called a sort of pseudo Armangac.... Read more

2007 Christian Lazo Cabernet Franc, Paso Robles

Opaque dark crimson color, beginning to lighten around the edges. The pretty, perfumed nose delivers dark flowers, black plum, dried cranberry, cigar box spices, and a note of chocolate. These flavors follow through in the mouth, where it gains a... Read more

2007 Sparkling Pointe Blanc de Blancs, North Fork of Long Island

This 100% Chardonnay sparkler pours with a big, frothy head. Beautifully balanced and possessing a floral aroma, it offers flavors of lemon zest and pear, leading to a refreshing finish. Clean, correct and creamy. MSRP: $42 (March 2013) Wine Lines... Read more

2007 Macari Vineyards ‘Reserve’ Merlot, North Fork of Long Island

Made only in exceptional vintages, this “Reserve” wine spent 16 months in French oak barrels, followed by close to four years in bottle prior to release. It offers a nice balance of earth (herbs, clove) and fruit (black cherry, plum) notes, and... Read more

2007 Macari Vineyards ‘Reserve’ Chardonnay, North Fork of Long Island

For those who enjoy well aged Chardonnay, this one is in its prime. While the fruit flavors have subsided somewhat, there remain hints of apple and pear, framed by vanillin oak and toast. Suggested food companion: mushroom risotto. MSRP: $23 (March... Read more

2007 Trione Red Wine, Alexander Valley

Opaque dark ruby color, lightening toward the rim. Aromas of dark chocolate, dill, field mint and a trace of tobacco leaf frame ample black berry and currant fruit. This Bordeaux-style blend is full in the mouth, showing medium-grained, rounded... Read more