Pina is hardly a household name, but this small winery is producing some of the best small vineyard cabernet in the Napa Valley. Today we look at the company’s limited release 2007 cabernet sauvignon bottlings.
2007 Pina Cabernet Sauvignon D’Adamo Vineyard -Really lovely right now, but will probably be even better with age. Incredible, intense blackberry and blueberry character is infused with black pepper and floral lavender character, lending this wine an amazing, flowery yet powerful complexity. Really nice. 1,085 cases produced. A / $75
2007 Pina Cabernet Sauvignon Buckeye Vineyard – A kissing cousin to the D’Adamo, but more tart, and perhaps more ageworthy. The floral character is stronger here, but it’s slightly less apt at balancing the jamlike character that comes up front. Less clearly cab-like, but better with food. 840 cases produced. A- / $85
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