Frias Family Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignon is notorious for taking a little more time to open up, but it's often well worth the wait. Vines planted in thin, high-elevation soils produce smaller grapes with more skin and less juice than grapes grown on the valley floor. The result is concentrated with deeper color and more tannin than grapes grown at lower elevations.
The mountains ringing Napa Valley are known for producing some of California 's best and longest-lived wines, but great Cabernet is also grown on the other side of the Mayacamas range in Sonoma County.