Covenant Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

# 4 of the Top 10 Napa Cabernets of the Vintage
February 28, 2011
“Judging Cabernet’s Class of 2007”
By Eric Asimov

“Covenant proves the point of Jeff Morgan, a proprietor at Covenant and a wine writer, that kosher wines can be made without compromising on quality. This wine was fresh and lively, reflecting the vintage, with plenty of power………At $95, it was one of the most expensive wines in the tasting, though not the most expensive wine in our top 10.”

Jordan MacKay
March 19, 2010

Making Kosher Wine; Finding a Way Back to the Fold
Mr. Morgan, an author, educator and winemaker in Napa Valley, produces Covenant Cabernet Sauvignon, California’s finest kosher wine. read the entire N.Y. Times article, click here
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WA # 180 (Dec 2008)
Rating: 90-92
Drink 2008- 2023
Suggested Retail Price: $90

Readers looking for one of the finest kosher wines money can buy should check out former Wine Spectator employee, Jeff Morgan’s, Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon possesses the finest fruit of any wine he has made to date. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of creme de cassis, spice box, cedarwood, and subtle smoke. A classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, with a full-bodied texture and lush, silky tannins, it should drink nicely for 10-15 years.

Author and Wine Critic


Covenant, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2007: Made entirely from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, dark ruby towards royal purple in color, full-bodied and well extracted, showing gently gripping tannins and opening beautifully in the glass. On the nose and palate currants, plums and cassis, those complemented by notes of mixed spices sweet cedarwood and light notes of smoky oak. Already showing its charms but revealing its elegance best from mid-2010-2023. Score 93. K (Re-tasted 1 Dec 2009)

Good deep ruby. Expressive aromas of black cherry, blueberry, chocolate, cedar and menthol. Fresh and firm on the palate, with black cherry fruit complicated by menthol and spices. Not an opulent or particularly sweet style but shows juicy acidity and subtle underlying minerality. Finishes with substantial dusty tannins and lingering mineral nuances. This is all Clone 7 from Larkmead Vineyards. Jeff Morgan's wines are kosher but he emphasizes that they are not flash-pasteurized. My early look at the 2008 cabernet showed a fruitier and perhaps more concentrated set of wines, including a very promising "Solomon Lot 70" that includes fruit from Leslie Rudd's Oakville and Mt. Veeder properties.
Score 90