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Vintage
2007
Nobile

2007 Nobile
Varietal Blend
Cabernet 66%
Syrah 34%
Avg Sugar at Harvest
26.3 Brix
Alcohol
14.20
Cases Produced
250
Opt Consumption
2010-2020
Cooperage
52% new French oak
Harvest Date
Sep 26-Oct 17, 2007
Bottling Date
May 2009
Release Date
October 2010

Nobile is Montemaggiore's own special blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah from our estate vineyards. Every year the exact blend may vary slightly—the 2007 Nobile is 66% Cabernet Sauvignon and 34% Syrah—but the synergy between these two varietals always produces a wonderful, age-worthy wine.

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Vineyard Profile: Estate Vineyard
Located on a mountainside high above Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County, the rocky soils of Montemaggiore's estate vineyards produce intensely flavored grapes at naturally low yields. Using biodynamic practices and organic materials, we farm Paolo's Vineyard without chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides.

2007 Vintage
The 2007 growing season proved ideal, with grape sugars ripening at the same rate as the flavors and tannins, whereas often the sugars get way ahead of the phenolics. The winter had brought half our usual rainfall, and an early spring led to early budbreak. The heart of the growing season was picture perfect, with moderate temperatures and significant cooling fog. Harvest started right on time. Although clusters were lighter and smaller, the grapes had excellent flavors.

Winemaker's Goal
With the Nobile blend, Cabernet's strengths (structure, ageability, and depth) are combined with syrah's strengths (breadth of flavors, soft tannins)—thereby yielding a wine that's appealing fruit aromas, easy to drink young or aged, and a lot of complexity to keep you sipping! More on Nobile Winemaking

Tasting Notes
The 2007 Nobile possesses black cherry and blackberry aromas, underpinned by hints of dark chocolate, cedar, tobacco, and spices. On the palate, its structure is classic Cabernet, along with a voluptuous mouth feel and velvety smooth finish. This wine pairs well with a simple grilled steak, rib roast, butterflied lamb, osso buco, grilled sausage, beef and vegetable stew, roasted squash, and polenta with grilled portobellos.
Winemaking Notes
The Cabernet and Syrah were hand-harvested separately at optimum tannin and flavor ripeness, and each was fermented separately to bring out its strengths: the structured complexity of the Cabernet and spicy berry flavors of the Syrah. The Cabernet underwent a short cold soak, 14-day fermentation, and 3-day extended maceration. The Syrah underwent a short cold soak, 16-day fermentation, and no extended maceration. After a gentle pressing in a stainless steel basket press in order to limit astringency, the wine aged in French oak barrels. The wine was blended in July 2008, and bottled after barrel aging for 19 months.

Food Pairings
Being a balanced blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, this wine goes well with the dishes that traditionally go well with each varietal.  

Nobile pairs well with a grilled steak, braised short ribs, grilled sausage, roasted squash, braised lamb shanks, and polenta with grilled portobellos.

Consider our recipe for osso buco.

Accolades

Wine Enthusiast
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"There aren’t many California Cab-Syrah blends this satisfying. Perhaps the main reason, aside from good viticulture and winemaking, is the source, Dry Creek Valley, where the grapes got sweet and ripe in blackberry, currant, bacon and spice flavors, yet maintained enough acidity for balance. The tannins are a bit tough and brambly, but this is a delicious wine to drink now with richly sauced beef dishes. —S.H."
 

Other Vintages
Montemaggiore has been producing Nobile, a Cabernet-Syrah blend since our inception in 2002, although from 2002-2004 it was called Superiore.  

 
Varietal Blend
Cabernet 66%
Syrah 34%
Avg Sugar at Harvest
26.3 Brix
Alcohol
14.20
Cases Produced
250
Opt Consumption
2010-2020
Cooperage
52% new French oak
Harvest Date
Sep 26-Oct 17, 2007
Bottling Date
May 2009
Release Date
October 2010