2007 Korbin Kameron "Kristen" Moon Mountain Bordeaux Blend

SKU #1442486

Winery Notes: "The 19 acre estate vineyard was planted in 2000 and named Korbin Kameron Vineyard, after a year of meticulous planning, clearing, and grading. It sits on the ridge of Mt. Veeder on the Mayacamas Mountain Range and straddles the Napa/Sonoma county line at 2,300 ft. in elevation, the majority of the vineyard being on the Sonoma side. On one side there are breathtaking views of Sonoma Valley from Glen Ellen all the way up to Santa Rosa, Sonoma Mountain, and on clear days the Pacific Ocean. Turn around and Oakville and Rutherford lay before you. This South-West facing vineyard makes an ideal location for growing high quality Bordeaux varietals; Cabernet Sauvignon: clones 7, & 337; Merlot: clone 181, Cabernet Franc: clone 4; Malbec: clone 585; Petit Verdot: clone 1. Semillon Clone 1 and Sauvignon Blanc clone 1 and Musque are currently being budded over from 2 acres of Cabernet. Great morning sun exposure without the intense heat gives the grapes a full day of long filtered sunlight. The late afternoon maritime winds cool down the grapes and put them to bed at night, stretching out the growing season."


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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the M├ędoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
Country:

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world.
Sub-Region:

California

- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year.
Specific Appellation:

Sonoma County

- Second in fame only to Napa, this "other" valley offers just about every climate and topography imaginable. From its cool and fog-enshrouded coastal regions on the far west, to the sprawling Alexander Valley on the boarder of Napa and the many little dips and peaks in between, Sonoma has been a vital wine-grape-growing region since the mid 1800s. Important sub-AVAs include Chalk Hill (known for chardonnay and sauvignon blanc), Dry Creek Valley (where zin is king) Knights Valley (largely cabernet land), Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast (both celebrated pinot and chardonnay zones).
Alcohol Content (%): 14.3