2007 E.J. Church Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Magnum
“The 2007 Church expresses the full ripeness of the vintage, the full potential of the terrior and the full range of Cabernet Sauvignon’s varietal character. The fruit is dark, ripe black cherries. The earthiness is black peppercorns and star anise, with lots of minerality. The mouth feel is broad, supple and full-bodied, without being cloying. The finish is mouthwatering fruit coupled with sweet oak/cedar and a touch of cocoa powder. The layers of the wine reveal themselves with pleasant surprise as the wine opens in the glass.” — Ashley Heisey
The 2008 harvest was a year of extremes. We entered the season with a 30 percent reduction of annual rainfall and frosty conditions through March and April. The summer continued to be cooler than average, with erratic temperatures through our Indian summer, resulting in low yields from small clusters and small grapes at moderate sugars. But, the cool weather also extended harvest which gave us longer hang time to produce high quality red wines with great balance and flavors.
Food Pairing Notes
Perfect with LMR grass-fed Highland beef, with lamb, or with roasted game.