2007 Kobalt Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
*Highly Recommended* Tightly wound, firm and complex, offering a mix of cedar, loamy earth, dried currant and blackberry flavors, with touches of black licorice, mineral and sage. Full-bodied, ending with ripe, chewy tannins that reverberate on the finish. Best from 2012 through 2022.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Slightly softer and more velvety-textured, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon will be drinkable slightly sooner than the Special K, but the two wines are almost identical in quality as well as character. It possesses outstanding fruit, full-bodied power, and well-integrated wood, acidity, and tannin. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep ruby to the rim. High-pitched aromas of violet, licorice and minerals. Dense and sweet but extremely primary, with surprising acidity to the flavors of cassis and molten chocolate. Painfully young and not yet expressing itself. This is from the cool Coombsville area, from vines routinely harvested in October. May ultimately merit a higher score. 91(+?)