2007 XY Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - Stevens Winery
Stevens 2007 XY Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Yakima Valley); $42. Top lots from Sheridan, Dineen and Meek vineyard grapes go into this reserve. This is always the most thick and dense of the Stevens wines, and the tannins, though very well managed, are chewy and substantial. They dominate this young wine, but the stacked and subtle layers of red and black fruits, leaf and forest floor materials, moist earth and ashes keep the flavors complex and interesting. This wine absolutely must be decanted, and can be cellared almost indefinitely. Cellar Selection. - P.G.