2007 marks the inaugural vintage of Lineage, and we chose only the five barrels we deemed of great-enough quality to be included in this first release, declassifying more than 92% of our Bordeaux production. In the nose one senses a complex interplay between the dark-fruit, Cabernet notes of cassis and black cherry; the subtle contribution of Cabernet Franc’s herbal signature; the dark chocolate and mocha of French and American oak. In the mouth, 2007 Lineage is a very big wine. From an entry of constrained dark fruit to a mid-palate full and tight to a tannic and long finish, the wine showcases the very highest attributes of each variety and promises the forthcoming integration and maturity that are now subsumed by the exuberance and muscularity of youth. Drink from 2014-2024.