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Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon; Vintage: 2006; Cases Produced: 1,230; Alcohol: 14.5% by vol. 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

ur vintage 2006 Cabernet was harvested the first week of October. Our records show that this was a drier year, with lower rainfall, but a long, mild growing season. Yields that year were also lower, but the quality of the fruit was exceptionally high. As usual, we intentionally cropped our vines to yields of only about two tons per acre.

Created by Scott Peterson and finished by David Ramey, the 2006 vintage is multi-layered, with black cherry infused with a hint of cedar and mocha. The fruit is beautifully balanced with a smooth and long finish. Unfiltered but naturally fined, this wine has tremendous structure and fruit, without the feel of excessive tannins or acids, the result of seamless integration of the oak and fruit in barrel.

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

“Vivid ruby. Sexy aromas of blackberry and cherry-vanilla, with notes of tobacco, graphite and dried flowers adding complexity. Juicy, palate-staining cherry and dark berry flavors combine sweetness and spiciness, with supple tannins arriving on the back half. Finishes with very good breadth and a strong echo of candied flowers. This is sweeter and deeper than the 2005.” (JR)

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Score Reviewer Magazine / Organization Year
90 Josh Raynolds International Wine Cellar 2010
Double Gold Medal   San Francisco International Wine Competition 2010