2007 St. Clement "Oroppas" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
* Cellar Selection! * Continues a string of successful bottlings of this Cabernet. The flavors are strong but subtle, suggesting blackberries and black currants, with earthier notes of dark chocolate and roasted almonds. Very good, but also pretty tannic. You’ll want to cellar this for 5-6 years to let it mellow.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2007 Oroppas (92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc) exhibits a more tannic structure as well as notes of cedarwood, roasted herbs, bay leaf, red and black currants, licorice, and toasty oak. It requires 2-3 years of bottle age, and should drink well over the following 20 years. (90+)
This tight red delivers flavors of herb, mocha, espresso and dried currant on a full-bodied palate, picking up touches of roasted herb and cedar on the finish. Best from 2011 through 2019.