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2006 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Retail Price: $100.00
Wine Club Price: $80.00

Dark, brooding mountain cabernet laced with chocolate, caramel and savory spices. Fruit flavors of blackberry, black currant and cassis dominate the aromas with a hint of minerality to add intrigue. Big, full-bodied entry with loads of chewy tannins and a re-statement of the black fruit, chocolate, licorice and stoney minerality on the palate. Excellent weight on the mid-palate, and though the tannins are compact and youthful, the finish remains elegant and persistent. Drink 2010 to 2020 or decant 2-3 hours before service.


Other Details:

  • Appellation:Napa Valley-Spring Mountain District, Estate Grown and Bottled
    Assemblage:Cabernet Sauvignon 93%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Petit Verdot 2%
    Alcohol:14.5%
    Aging:22 months in French oak
    Bottled:August 2008
    Released:May 2010
    Production:4,408 Cases
    Decanter Magazine 2010 World Wine AwardsSILVER MEDAL
 

2006 Vintage

The winter of 2006 gave us the wettest weather in Spring Mountain history, and a whopping 70 inches of rainfall. Bud break occurred late, near the third week of April. Warm springtime temperatures allowed rapid shoot growth. Bloom and veraison were delayed, and confirmed a later than normal harvest. Summer temperatures mimicked 2005 with an average June and a hot July. August and September were extremely pleasant with below normal temperatures that slowly ripened clusters. Heat in October brought the fruit to maturity and gave us a stellar vintage. Harvest was completed on November 8th.

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