Wine Review: 2007 Provenance Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard
Right now, the 2007 Provenance Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard hits the spot as my ideal Napa Cab.
2007 was a highly acclaimed Napa vintage. Weather was great, the grapes had ideal ripening. Many highly acclaimed wines were released, prices were high, ratings were high and everyone was happy. For the time being, at least.
Now, six years later, there are rumblings that the vintage isn't holding up as well as people predicted. It'll still be a while until we know for sure, but I felt no hesitation opening this bottle now, when my instinct might've been to let it get to 10 before drinking.
Could this bottle age longer? Yes. Definitely. Will this bottle get better with age? Yes, probably. But was this bottle absolutely crazy delicious right now? Yes, for sure. Do I regret opening it? Not at all.
What I loved so much was that the Provenance seems to hit the perfect balance of fresh young fruit, and all the complexity you'd expect from a great Napa Cab. Beautiful color, currants and cassis with green tobacco and leather. The tannins are ample but well integrated. Wonderful balance and lovely finish, yes, this is drinking really well right now and while I wish I had a couple more bottles to age, I don't know if I'd have the willpower to let it.
Labels: Cabernet Sauvignon, USA, Wine, Wine Review