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2007 Futo - Red Proprietary Blend - USA - California - Napa - Oakville - Red

USA - California - Napa - Oakville

Red Proprietary Blend
Score
90
WS 97
IWC 94
WA 96
Drink Dates
WA: 2012-2037 WS: 2012-2022
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IWC 94
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 150

($200; 61% cabernet sauvignon, 33% cabernet franc and 6% petit verdot): Very good saturated ruby-red. Superripe aromas of blueberry, currant, licorice and black tea, along with intriguing soil tones. For all its powerfully sweet blackberry, blueberry and spice flavors, this pungent wine shows excellent mineral and floral lift as it opens in the glass. Finishes with substantial tongue-clenching but sweet tannins and a late note of torrefaction. Winemaker emeritus Mark Aubert describes this as a drought-year wine.

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WA 96
Source Wine Advocate
Drink Dates 2012-2037

These proprietary reds are dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, and the 2007 is the finest wine yet produced at Futo. A blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, a whopping 33% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot, it boasts a dense purple color as well as a gorgeously sweet bouquet of blue and black fruits, spring flowers, and crushed rocks, full-bodied power allied to compelling elegance, and a layered, multidimensional personality. There is plenty of depth in this beauty, and it is no doubt capable of putting on lots of weight and complexity given the Cabernet Franc component.

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WS 97
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2012-2022

Offers a tight, compelling mix of herb, dried currant, mineral, sage and dusty, cedary oak, with black licorice, prune and graphite flavors that are full-bodied, dense and concentrated, ending with a long, gripping finish that keeps the flavors dancing. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

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Author Todd7
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.104%
Tasted On 05/18/2014

Perhaps my palate was off or my palate does not agree with Tanzer, but I found this wine very dissapointing. I opened the bottle up 7 hours before my guests arrived and when if finally started drinking it, I found it chalky, bitter, and a bit too earthy for my tastes.

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