2007 One Lane Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting Notes
June 29, 2011 - Located on the lower southeast slopes of Mt. Veeder and west of the city of Napa, this vineyard is our coolest growing site for Cabernet Sauvignon. Although small, it has some of the most diverse ripening characteristics of all the Neal Family Cabernet vineyards. We separate the clonal selections as well as the hillside differences, giving us the range in maturity from early October to mid-October.

One Lane Bridge wines grow more complex and powerful as the vines continue to age. This year we chose the Clone 6 selection from Block 1 and after extended aging in new French oak barrels, produced a very weighty wine.

Our tasting notes begin with very dark fruit and oak aromas but after some time in the glass powerful aromas from the French oak and dark cherry fruit rise with a spicy character. In the mouth, the strength in the tannins and structure hits firsts and is carried through to a long, lingering finish with black, ripe fruit, spice, floral notes like crushed violets, bittersweet chocolate, and vanilla. A bright acidity along with texture show a character worthy of long term cellar aging.

100% MT. Veeder AVA, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Harvest Information
Harvest Dates: October 11, 2007

Vineyard Location
100% Mt. Veeder, Organically grown (CCOF Certified)

Cooperage
Barrel Aged 28 Months in 100% new French Oak.
Bottled: March 5, 2010
265 Cases Produced

Technical Data
Alcohol: 15.1%
pH: 3.93
TA: 0.62