The least expensive effort, and a top value for a Napa Cabernet, is the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa. A dark ruby/plum-colored blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot and Malbec, it offers up notes of plums, cassis and blue fruits, silky tannins, a fleshy, ripe style and not a hard edge to be found. This impressive effort is the type of Cabernet Sauvignon that normally costs 2-3 times the price. Drinkable now, this sleeper of the vintage will age for a decade or more.
Aromas of blackberry, cola and licorice with toasted oak and vanilla highlights fill out the bouquet of this wine. The taste is of full dark bold fruit including plum, dark cherry and blueberry. The tannin structure completes the mid palate and leads to a lush yet subtle finish. This makes the wine enjoyable now, and should also age well for years to come.