2007 Korbin Kameron "Estate" Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Elsewhere $40)
*Editors' Choice* A beautiful Cabernet, this has all the hallmarks of a fine wine. Itís dry, rich in tannins and elegant, with long, deep flavors of blackberries, currants and dark chocolate. Itís already throwing some sediment, so give it a careful decant.
At 2300 feet of elevation, Korbin Kameron's estate vineyard sits on the base of Mount Veeder on the Napa/Sonoma County line. This Cabernet Sauvignon hails from a fine vintage and is beginning to develop very nicely in bottle. Blended with 5% Merlot, the wine spent 20 months in 50% new French oak. From the winery: "The nose shows hints of dark cherries, pepper, and and alluring dusty-earthiness. On the palate the structure and weight are concentrated and consistent with top Cabernets, with a balance and roundess indicative of the fruit from the ridge of the Mayacamas Range. The finish lingers nicely wiht added hints of allspice, vanilla, and juniper berry."