Most wine lovers will consider 2007 the best vintage of the decade; certainly it surpasses 1997. Both the Cain Five and the Cain Concept are true reflections of the 2007 vintage-balanced ripeness, richness, and concentration. 2007 was one of the rare vintages that worked just as well on the mountain tops and on the valley floor in the benchlands. This is because almost everything was perfect: the vines yielded neither too much nor too little, the weather was neither too hot nor too cool, the ripening occurred neither too early nor too late.
Take sunlight, add water, and you have wine. It is so simple, yet, at the same time, it is infinitely complex. As everyone knows, it all begins...
Take sunlight, add water, and you have wine. It is so simple, yet, at the same time, it is infinitely complex. As everyone knows, it all begins in the vineyard. The beauty and fascination that wine can offer are integral to its beginnings in nature. Vineyard work is one of the most highly developed forms of interplay between human beings and nature. Undoubtedly, the most compelling wines are born in the vineyard. And not just any vineyard, but always a specific vineyard: the result of years of cultivation and discovery. Our quest at Cain, and that of all of our true friends in wine, must be to seek out the sources of individuality of each vineyard with which we work.