producers of hillside estate cabernet sauvignon from vineyards on two mountains in the Napa Valley, was originally an old ghost winery built in 1886 and was totally restored in 2000 by owners Anne & Pat Stotesbery. Ladera is the spanish word for hillside. This works to describe
their wines; intense, distinct, hillside estate cabernet.
Ladera Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
The 2007 Ladera Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of both estate vineyards equaling 57% from the Howell Mountain vineyard and 43% from Lone Canyon vineyard. Furthermore, this wine is a blend of Bordeaux varietals each of which adds something different to the wine's complexity.
"The least expensive effort, and
a top value for a Napa Cabernet, is the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa. A dark
ruby/plum-colored blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot and
Malbec, it offers up notes of plums, cassis and blue fruits, silky tannins, a
fleshy, ripe style and not a hard edge to be found. This impressive effort is
the type of Cabernet Sauvignon that normally costs 2-3 times the price.
Drinkable now, this sleeper of the vintage will age for a decade or more." 90
Points - The Wine Advocate
Price: $29.41 Buy
It, Now! l
With the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, Napa Valley's wine industry began its slow recovery. During this time, John Daniel Jr., resurrected Inglenook, Georges de Latour re-established Beaulieu Vineyards (BV), Louis M. Martini built his winery and the Mondavi family purchased Charles Krug Winery. Andre Tchelischeff, a Russian émigré working in France, came to Napa Valley to work for BV and became one of the great figures and mentors in the history of Napa Valley wine.