2007 Seventy Five Wine Company "The Sum" Red Blend
91 points and an Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast: "Rich and dramatic, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petite Sirah offers smooth, unctuous flavors of cherries, black raspberries, choclate and pepper. It's a seductively appealing wine, with thick, refined tannins and a dry finish. Should gain in the bottle over the next 4-6 years. Great price for the quality." 90 points Robert Parker: "The real star, and a great bargain, is the 2007 The Sum - The Seventy-Five Wine Company. This is an absolute steal when it comes to high-class wine. A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, and 10% Petite Sirah, there are 5,200 cases of this wine, which is truly outstanding and an amazing value. Sweet blue and black fruits, camphor, and spice box all jump from the glass of this dense, medium to full-bodied, juicy, supple wine, which is a hedonist's dream come true. This is a beauty to drink over the next 4-5 years. California and Napa Valley need wines like this. Don't dare pass it by!" (10/09) This is Tuck Beckstoffer's wine label, devoted to using his family's know-how to make affordable, quality wines. This is the first vintage of this Cab-based blend. The nose is bright and focused, with aromas of cherries, peach and apricot, complemented by cedar and cinnamon. In the mouth, the wine layers darker furit flavors with those higher tones, sweet and lovely, with accents of oak spice and good spice. The depth offered as this wine opens makes it hard to believe it's only $20.