Wednesday, October 23, 2013

2007 Astral from Dierberg

In stock at Forsyth and online
Dierberg Family of wines.

In a recent tasting at the winery, this wine in a blind tasting beat many more expensive California Cult wines.  Don't miss this 2007 release.  This wine is only made in great years.  We bought everything the winery had left of the 2007 (except 5 cases they were saving for themselves)

2007 Star Lane Astral Proprietary Red....$69.99
Bordeaux Blend (includes all 5 Bordeaux grapes)

Astral is a Cabernet dominated blend featuring only the best barrels from the most remarkable blocks on the steepest of hillsides. The intense fruit is married with new French oak barrels and allowed to spend additional months aging before bottling. The synergy created between the rich flavors plays out with extreme power and grace on the pallet. The exact blend varies from year to year, but the concept is enduring. Notes of black cherry and violet give way to dark berries and mocha on the tongue, with vibrancy balanced nicely by the wine’s hearty density.

"The intensely expressive, 2007 Astral commences with amazing color which this vintage produced. Rich aromatics of baking spices, dark chocolate, cocoa, and opulent plum and blackberry lead to the concentrated and balanced mouthfeel. Silky, well structured tannins, core dark fruit and sweet oak notes from our estate vineyards create length and weight that will allow this wine to age beautifully." - winemaker

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