2007 Shining Hill
“Aromas of currant, plum, and dried fruits lead into a silky smooth palate with lots of fruit, and a touch of spice and chocolate on the long, seductive finish.”
– Marcus Notaro, Winemaker
The 2007 growing season started with a warm spring, followed by a week of high temperatures (100°F) shortly before bloom in May and average temperatures throughout most of the rest of the season. The heat spike led to small canopy development, and good fruit exposure for the remainder of the growing season. Near perfect ripening conditions followed with cool but even August and September temperatures contributing to grapes rich in ripe flavors and tannins particularly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.