domingo, 22 de janeiro de 2012

Os melhores Cabernets da Califórnia na excepcional safra 2007 (Decanter Magazine)

A safra 2007 para os Cabernets da Califórnia foi descrita como um "pacote completo" pelos enólogos, prometendo vinhos com elegância, precisão e longa capacidade de guarda, obviamente aliados com um alto preço. Apesar desse custo, existem alguns vinhos com valor mediano entre os 48 vinhos classificados com 4 e 5 estrelas pela Decanter.
Ainda que a oferta destes vinhos seja modesta no Brasil, vale a pena conhecer as impressões dos ingleses sobre os vinhos da Califórnia, menos sujeitos ao caráter levemente "ufanista" das publicações americanas.

Conheça abaixo os 10 melhores deste painel:

Sebastiani, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
Pronounced and impressive nose of mint, cassis, smoked ham, spice and menthol. This has backbone and grip, with close-knit tannins, intense, sweet fruit, high acidity and superb length. Benchmark Cabernet. 19.17pts/20

Ridge Vineyards, Monte Bello, Santa Cruz Mountains
Discreet but still pronounced mint, blackcurrant, herbs, green pepper and oak perfume. Wonderful structure of elegant, understated fruit, grainy tannins and a minerally, spicy finish. Just perfect! 18.9pts/20

Corley Family, Jefferson Cuvée, Napa Valley
Savoury cough mixture, sweet cassis and cherry with subtle oak on the nose. Ripe and opulent with great integration of spice, vanilla and oak. It has a fine texture, a long length and heaps of finesse. Superb. 18.83pts/20

Duckhorn Vineyards, Napa Valley
Stunning aromas of savoury forest fruits, earth, cherry and spicy complexity. Beautifully balanced with polished perfection. Cool, fresh and restrained style with tart acidity and superb subtle tannins. 18.75pts/20
Signorello, Estate, Napa Valley
Pronounced, stylish perfume of cassis, mint, coffee, chocolate, fruit pastille and vanilla. Lush and very classy with spice and complexity, freshness, integrated tannins and a long length. 18.71pts/20

Signorello, Padrone, Napa Valley
Lifted fragrance of cedar, spice, red apple, red currant, black cherry and exotic fruit. Full, round and powerful with stunning cocoa notes, textured, chalky tannins and great length and balance. Serious. 17.88pts/20

Demuth Kemos, Clajeaux Vineyard, Chalk Hill, Sonoma County
Stunning nose of sweet and savoury black fruit, fragrant cherry lift. Beautifully balanced palate, which is zesty, fresh and edgy. Just what a great Cal Cab should be! 17.67pts/20

Silverado Vineyards, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley
Vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate and black fruit bouquet. Super-rich, dense and sumptuous but not jammy, with sturdy tannins. Has great splendour and persistence. 17.67pts/20

Spottswoode, St Helena, Napa Valley
Strawberries and cream, cinnamon, blackcurrant, stylish oak, mint and dark chocolate bouquet. Sleek and refined with excellent balance and ripe, delicious fruit with intensity and drive. Length has plenty of spice. 17.5pts/20

Trefethen Family Vineyards, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley
Fragrant chocolate, spice, bramble, undergrowth, oak and perfume. Sophisticated and elegant with silky fruit, a lovely texture and perfect balance. Stylish and very appealing. 17.5pts/20

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