2007 was a great vintage in California. Low yields (as much as 40% lower than normal at some sites) lead to some deep, concentrated wines. The weather cooperated, so we were able to get big wines with relatively moderate alcohols. For the most part, these wines should be ready to go right away. Maybe a splash decant before drinking within the first year in bottle would be a good idea. In general, drink within 3-4 years - but the wines should hold well for 5-6 years. Sadly, there is no Rancho Ontiveros from 2007. A couple of really bad frosts destroyed all of the fruit.
2007 was a challenging year in Oregon. As such, our Shea isn't as plush and fruit forward as the 2006. It will require some patience, possibly 4-5 years of bottle aging before it's ready to go.
The theme for 2007 the lables is "Vineyard Gates". We took photos of the front gates or vineyard entrances for this year's labels. Hide this content.