Corliss Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 15.1%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
The 2006 Cabernet shows dark plum and blackberry fruits on the nose with underlying aromas of dried leaf, mocha, menthol and graphite. Rich and dense in the mouth with flavors of blackberry, licorice and Christmas spices being supported by a firm minerality. Fine, ripe tannins lead way to a long, drawn out and lingering finish.
"The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon (100%) spent 33 months in 80% new French oak. It is a layered, plush, mouth-filling Cabernet that already displays complexity. Give it 3-4 years to fully blossom and drink it through 2026. "
The Wine Advocate
"Good full, bright red. Deep aromas of plum, redcurrant, cinnamon and spice, complemented by a loamy earthy component. Sweet, suave and lush in the mouth, with an almost marzipan-like sweetness. But strong underlying structure gives the wine energy and lift. Finishes long, scented and bright, with noble tannins. Indian summer conditions in 2006 brought lower acid levels and a long harvest, noted proprietor Michael Corliss."
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