Crosby Roamann 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 6-bottle Wood Case (Shipping Included)

The faint edge of spring hits the air like a question mark and the head and the heart run in opposite directions. It’s a wonderful time to be drinking fiery and spicy reds: country reds like Tempranillo and briefly aged Priorat, Pommards and very old Bordeaux. One of our own wines we keep coming back to this month is the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, which is still so robust and chalky and concentrated that it is just now peaking — all the flavors of vanilla, white pepper, beef blood, and graphite melting into one.

The wine was made from grapes grown at White Rock Vineyards in the steep foothills of the Vaca Mountains. The vineyard is named for a stratum of fist-sized white stones very near the surface of the earth which lends the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grown here a chalky texture and heady perfume. In warmer years like 2007, the Petit Verdot develops a strikingly French perfume which always reminds me of the best Grenache-based wines from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, reminiscent of jasmine and May rose, lavender and citrus.

Crosby Roamann has been a tribute to the women in the McBride family since its beginning. And the wines that we enjoy this time of year are not so very different from the women for whom we named the winery: creative, artistic, brilliant in their own ways, fiery, diplomatic, mercurial, ever changing, ever growing, silent at times, often times rambunctious, wonderful, and beautiful. Sometimes I think wines are like their winemakers, mirrors of their soul. Sometimes I think wines are like children, for whom we want everything, but who surprise us when they outshine us. This is one of those wines.

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 6-bottle Wood Case (Shipping Included)

We support the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Peachy Crosby!

$5 from every bottle of 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon sold now through September 10, 2016 is donated to the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Napa Valley, CA Saturday, September 10, 2016.  Support our team or make a donation in support of your own loved one. Walk with us: We’d love to have you JOIN THE CROSBY ROAMANN TEAM!

FAQ: Who’s the lady on the bottle? Anne McBride.