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Deep garnet in color with a touch of purple, the 2007 Cappella Proprietary Red needs just a little coaxing to begin, but it soon opens out with flamboyant crème de cassis, mocha, smoked game, menthol and underbrush notes with suggestions of Chinese five spice and potpourri. Full-bodied, richly fruited and oh-so-spicy in the mouth, the flavors are just starting to move into tertiary characters, supported by plush yet firm tannins and lovely freshness, finishing with great length.
David Abreu has been associated with many top Napa Valley vineyards like Bryant Family, Harlan Estate, and even Screaming Eagle. Abreu founded his own vineyard management company in 1980, working with at the time winemaker Richard Forman. They would frequently travel to Bordeaux to gain knowledge on vineyard management, farming techniques, and to further develop their winemaking philosophy. Abreu honed his skills for Bordelais farming style in the New World. In 1986, Abreu purchased his first vine which was the start of his own winery. David Abreu is a perfectionist with his clients’ and his own wine, and it shows in his purely world-class wines.
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