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2007 Buccella Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8466100 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at auction

Bidder Amount Total
jb777 $130 $130
$130
Item Sold Amount Date
I8466100 1 $130 Oct 2, 2022
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RATINGS

96Robert M. Parker Jr.

...enormous fruit concentration, massive body, and wonderful purity, balance, and elegance. It is an extraordinarily promising 2007 with awesome fruit, depth and richness as well as a long finish...

93Wine Spectator

A dark, rich, exotic style, ...bold and intense, with kirsch, black currant, wild berry and black cherry flavors that are ripe. Full-bodied and well-structured, ending with a long, persistent finish, where red and black licorice commingle.

93+ Stephen Tanzer

...dominant notes of cassis, dark chocolate, minerals and violet. Juicy but youthfully brooding, with a slightly medicinal quality to the intense flavors of cassis, bitter chocolate, graphite and menthol.

PRODUCER

Buccella

Buccella Wine in Yountville was founded in 2002 by Bill and Alicia Dean. The name of the winery means “a mouthful” in Italian, a reference to their first date, during which they shared a bottle of Gaja. Buccella makes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and cuvee called Katrina Eileen, named after their daughter. Cuvee Katrina Eileen is Cabernet Sauvignon from a small vineyards in the western hills of Yountville. Buccella’s wines have earned ratings in the mid-90s from Wine Spectator and Wine Advocate.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.