2007 Showket Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville

2007 Showket Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville

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Expert Ratings and Reviews

92 Points Wine Spectator

Customer Ratings

Based on 29 ratings

Opened two bottles and decanted for 2 hours. A stunning wine

Fond Farewell

This is a great drink now. Very rich, smooth, and tasty. It's what I expect from Oakville. I'll put some down to see how it goes. The next time you see Showket on the label, it'll probably be a $100 bottle from Peter Michael, the new owner.

Skowket Shines

Very, very drinkable, rich and full of mellow dark fruit. Hint of Hershey's power chocolate.

Other Vintages of Showket Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville

Napa Valley 2007

The 2007 vintage is an excellent year that came together in the end to produce a sizeable crop of uniformly great wines throughout the state. The wines have plenty of depth and richness, ample acidity, and are focused and detailed. Many compare it to 2001 in style and it’s a vintage to buy with confidence across the board.

A dry winter was followed by a warm, dry spring, bringing an early start to the ripening cycle. Fine weather prevailed through the moderate to coolish summer with notably few days of triple-digit temperatures, and even fewer-than-average days around 90°F. Chardonnay harvest began a bit early, as warm weather arrived in Napa in mid-August and lasted through early September before cooling significantly. Rain fell mid-month but with little impact, as many early ripeners were already in — Cabernets and Merlot weren’t affected and had plenty of time to rebalance afterwards. Rain returned in the second week of October, but again with little impact. Warm, sunny conditions returned right after the rain, and harvest was concluded in excellent weather by the end of the month.

2007 produced a healthy crop of grapes that, as in so many great years, enjoyed a moderate growing season free of extremes. It is a big, ripe, full-bodied vintage that produced classic California Cabs and has buyers and sellers smiling — one to buy with confidence!

Key Dates

Moderate rain falls

Slight rainfall leads to favorable harvest conditions

Dryness of winter continues through the season

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