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2007 WineSmith Wines & Consulting WineSmith Cellars Crucible Napa County CA

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2007 WineSmith Wines & Consulting WineSmith Cellars Crucible Napa County CA
SRP: $275 Bottle / $3300 case of 12
1-27 Cases Landed Profit Margin: 52.05%
28+ Cases Landed Profit Margin: 52.71%
FOB Profit Margin: 58.18%

The making of Crucible is our pride and joy, truly a labor of love. This is the Student Vineyard of Napa Valley College, where Clark taught Advanced Winemaking for many years. In 2003, Dean of Viticulture Stephen Krebs tore out most of the Chardonnay vines from which Faux Chablis was made and planted two German cold weather clones of Cabernet Sauvignon. Clones 337 and 15 possess unusual characteristics uniquely suited to this cool emerging appellation. When grown in warmer parts of the Napa Valley, an early ripening habit hampers full structural expression; however in the long ripening period created by close proximity to San Pablo Bay, they express massive structure, profound color and intense dark fruit aromatics. Picked at the peak of phenolic ripeness, these small berries yield tiny volumes of intensely tannic juice packed with black fruit aromas. We applied the élevage teachings of our guru Patrick Ducournau to achieve aromatic integration on a scale seldom seen, resulting in a hollow soulfulness which captivates the spirit. The enormous dimensions of this pure Cabernet Sauvignon enabled 60 months in very old French oak to develop its complex flavors, which should gain depth for several decades. Though the resulting wine possesses almost impossible density, its real allure is its regally understated aromatics which drag you into the glass, together with the refinement with which it carries its massive tannins. Its soulful “come hither” derives from the weight and finesse of its tannins, which serve to integrate its aromatics into a resonant “single voice.”

Fanciful Name: WineSmith Cellars
Vintage: 2007
Varietal: Crucible
Region/AVA: Napa County
ABV: 14.5%%
Annual Production: 145 cases
Country Of Origin: United States
Bottle Size: 750
Bottles Per Case: 12
Closure Type: Cork and wax finish

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