Pindar Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

It is rare that you see me with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon.  I find it difficult to get into.  It’s not that I have not had well made Cabernet Sauvignon, it is probably just not my style.

After Thanksgiving, I attempted to try some Cabernet Sauvignon, to get my head into this varietal.  It is the winter and you will see me drink more hearty red’s and Cabernet Sauvignon fits that description.  This Cabernet Sauvignon is from Long Island’s largest producer, Pindar Vineyards.

Pindar Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon ($15) and sold out at the tasting room, but you may find this at your local wine shop.

On the nose there was elements of dark fruit concentrate, blackberry, boysenberries, black cherry and bramble.  Vanilla and spice rounded out the nose with hints of cedar, toffee and espresso roasted coffee.

The palate brought notes of spice, tobacco and dried herbs with grilled plum fig.  Concentrated macerated berries also wer showing with hints of chocolate.  There was a smoke and cured meat.

The tannins were big and notes of toasty oak dominated for a while but over time things started to mesh in the glass.  The finish brought notes of fresh mint with hints of fruit bramble.  Deliciously aromatic and at $15, this wine is a great value and a great example of how wonderful the 2007 vintage was without breaking your bank.


About Michael Gorton, Jr.

I am a Licensed Funeral Director who is having a love affair with Long Island Wine and the people that make Long Island wine so special. I am married to my wife Melissa and live in Rocky Point. Our first son Gabriel Noel was born on July 27, 2010. We have three cats and one dog.
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2 Responses to Pindar Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

  1. Matt Scordato says:

    Mike, I couldn’t make the tasting group last month, please let me know if and when you are having the next one, I’d certainly like to attend.

    And I sure do have some cabs which i can recommend that your sure to enjoy. Do you review other wines or just those from LI? Shinn has some great cab blends and Osprey’s Dominion, while I’m not a huge fan of thier wines, their 07 cab, which i believe is sold out in the tasting room, was fantastic. But if you want a real cab experience, and I don’t have to tell you this, calif, wash st. and bordeaux are the way to go.


  2. Matt…
    I sent you an e-mail today about the next one…hopefully you got it.

    I guess we will have to do a Cab tasting one month.

    While my focus is on Long Island, this year I hope to bring my readers more of what I taste. I do tastes, drink and enjoy wines of other regions. My heart will always belong to NY especially Long Island.

    Washington State. Interesting. Must explore.

    Thanks again for commenting and reading…hopefully see you next week.

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