2007 Cabot Vineyards Confluence- USA, California, North Coast, Humboldt County (2/5/2011)
Decanted through Venturi. Medium garnet red. Slightly opaque. Initially, lots of FUNK on the nose, but it blew off quickly. Somewhat closed nose, but there are hints of earth, dry leaves, leather and oak. Flavors of wild berry, cassis. A touch hard and angular at this stage. Medium to high acidity. Medium, slightly tannic finish. Since this is my first Cabot (and Humboldt wine for that matter) I won’t give a point rating. I’m just not that familiar with the Cabot style or Humboldt terroir. But, it is a very well-made wine for the price. High QPR.
This wine is showing brutally young and awkard right now. I’m just finishing up one that I opened three nights ago and it is just now calming down and starting to show what it’s got. For those of you who have this wine, forget about it for at least two or more years , unless you are interested in tracking it over a few days or so.
No, I feel the Cab is drinking pretty nicely right now. It doesn’t have as much structure as the Confluence, and has no real oak to shed. It is just honest and pure. The Confluence is part KImberly’s Syrah, which gives it lots of acidity and tannin, and needs a bunch of time to unwind. I think it will age well for a long time.
Glad you like the 07 Humboldt. That is a favorite of mine right now.