- Producer: Vice Versa
- Winemakers: Patrice Breton & Philippe Melka
- Region (AVA): Napa Valley (Napa Valley)
- Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Vintage production: 75 cases
- Winery location: St. Helena
- Owner: Patrice Breton
- First vintage: 2014
- Drinking window: 2022-2045+
About The Wine
The Magnificent 7 is a unique and untterly spellbinding blend of the best barrels of Beckstoffer To Kalon, Dr. Crane and Las Piedras Cabernet Sauvignon - a true Uber-cuvée, of which 3 barrels were made in 2019. Inspired by two cultural masterpieces, Akira Kurosawa's 1954 epic film "Seven Samurai" and The Clash's 1980 punk classic "Magnificent Seven", which is widely considered to be a precursor to the hip-hop musical genre. A tribute to art, culture, collaboration and hard work.
Vice Versa Magnificent 7 Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
"There’s a tiny amount of the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon The Magnificent Seven, a selection from To Kalon, Dr. Crane, and Las Piedras that saw 18 months in new oak. This deep purple-hued beauty offers more cassis and blue fruits as well as gorgeous gravelly earth, violets, and crushed stone notes. I suspect there’s more To Kalon in here, and it shows more red, blue, and black fruits and floral notes with air, and is full-bodied, has a tight, focused mouthfeel, beautiful tannins, and a great, great finish. It will most likely merit a triple-digit rating in 4-5 years and should evolve for 20-25 years. The quality across the board at Vice Versa is staggering, and readers can’t go wrong with any of these wines."
98+ points, Jeb Dunnuck (Mar. 2022)
"A barrel sample blend of the best of the vineyards, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon The Magnificent Seven has a deep garnet-purple color and explodes with a fantastic perfume of red and black currant jelly, kirsch, plum preserves and mulberries with hints of violets, cinnamon toast, dark chocolate and cardamom. Full-bodied, concentrated and with loads of vivacity, it has a beautiful frame of ripe tannins and lively acidity, finishing long and fragrant."
(97-99)+ points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown (The Wine Advocate, Mar. 2021