2007 Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon • Bismark Mountain Vineyard
California: Sonoma Valley
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Watch out, Napa Valley, today’s 2007 Hanna Bismark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is an incredible wine that provides some rather spirited competition!
We are completely smitten with today’s rich, inky, elegant and delicious wine. On the nose, aromas leap from the glass. On the palate, the wine coats the mouth, layering on flavors that cascade from edge to edge.
We purchased every last bottle of this wine, but it won’t last for much longer. This Cabernet Sauvignon, which hails from the 96 Point 2007 vintage, is very popular. We are so sorry that we could not get more of this fantastic wine. Look for more Hanna wines in the future.
Dark purple with an inky core. At the edge of the wine, a pretty crimson ring encircles the glass.
Very full and lush on the nose, with aromas of stewed berry fruit, fresh blackberry, black cherry and leather. These are all wrapped around a core of sweet spice, bramble and baker’s chocolate.
The dark fruits of the nose are mirrored on the palate and are lovingly supported by leather, tobacco and cigar box.
Ultra long and very flavorful, with dark fruits that slowly give way to spice, braised fig, braised plum and a hint of piquant black pepper spice at the very end.
Enjoy this big, beautiful Cabernet with something equally rich, juicy and mouthwatering. A nice rare filet mignon or a fatty prime rib would make anyone’s evening.
What the Winery Says
- 2007 HANNA Bismark Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
- The 2007 Bismark Cabernet has a saturated purple color with aromas of blackberry, licorice, tobacco, sage, and espresso. In the mouth the wines entry is juicy, with a concord like freshness and flavors of plum, berry cobbler, nutmeg, and olive tapenade. The wine finishes with a polish of grape tannin. 1,486 cases produced.
- 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec, 7% Cabernet Franc, 1% Merlot
- Length / Type of Aging
- 30 months in 60 gal oak barrels
- Oak Types
- 25% new French from Saury and Taransaud cooperages; and 50% new American barrels from Canton cooperage.
- Bottling Date
- June 11, 2010
- Number of Cases
About the Winery
HANNA Winery has its roots on a farm in Syria where Dr. Elias S. Hanna, a world-renowned cardiac surgeon now based in San Francisco, was born and raised. His family grew a variety of crops, including grapevines, and for him, a vineyard offered both tranquility and promise. “After I moved to San Francisco and started my practice, I was anxious to find a place in the country,” Dr. Hanna says. “I missed the pace of farm life.” Beginning with 12 acres in the Russian River Valley purchased in the 1970s, he and his children began their foray into winemaking with homemade Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. In the mid-1980s, Dr. Hanna hired a winemaker and expanded the vineyard holdings. Today, the Hanna family owns 600 acres, 250 of which are planted, split between four different vineyards. Dr. Hanna’s eldest daughter Christine has been running the winery for over 20 years.
In the Russian River appellation, the Home Ranch on Occidental Road is HANNA’s flagship vineyard, with 25 acres planted to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Home Ranch also serves as the winery production facility. The charming tasting room offers a view of the vineyards and a place for visitors to picnic.
Many of HANNA’s red wines come from the 88-acre Alexander Valley Red Ranch vineyard, planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec. The vineyard is also the site of Hanna’s Hospitality Center and hosts special events and a variety of winery functions. With a panoramic view of the Alexander Valley, the Hospitality Center’s wrap-around veranda is an idyllic spot to savor a glass of one of Hanna’s new releases.
The jewel in the HANNA crown is the Bismark Mountain Ranch. This vineyard sits high atop the Mayacamas Mountains. Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Syrah, Petit Syrah and Zinfandel are grown on the steeply terraced hillsides. “It’s like standing on top of the world!” says Christine Hanna, who has taken over from her father to run the winery. “The 1997 harvest was the first time we brought the fruit down from the mountain.The level of concentration and intensity in flavor make for astounding wines. After the extreme challenge of developing a mountainside vineyard, the Bismark wines are the just reward.” Both Robert Parker and Wine Spectator’s James Laube have given the Bismark wines excellent ratings.
As family-owned wineries become increasingly rare, the Hanna family business has more meaning than ever. As HANNA Winery reaches its 25th anniversary, Christine sees signs that her son, daughter and nephews may well become a third generation in the wine business. “Our aim is to cultivate something that can go on for generations,” she says. “If we keep striving for quality in the vineyard and winery, my guess is that our children will feel the calling.”