Fantesca Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Price: $55.99 $44.97
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Item No. 106547
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.4%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
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%.

Winemaker's Notes

The 2006 is the first Fantesca Cabernet to benefit from Heidi Barrett's touch. She joined us in time to create the final blend from lots vinified by Nils and Kirk Venge, and her hand is evident.

The nose hints at a rich, spicy vanilla and promises a firm core of dark fruit. The first sip delivers it. This mountain Cabernet, blended with 4% Petit Verdot also from the Estate Vineyards, shows bright notes of black cherry beautifully framed by integrated tannins. The cherry flavors integrate the polished tannins without ever ceding their place as the focal point of the wine. Although soft, the tannins are ample enough to draw out a long, balanced finish.

Complete, with fruit at the front, fullness in the mid-palate, and a sustaining elegant finish, this is the most polished and integrated Cabernet yet produced by Fantesca.

On the palate, the wine is impeccably balanced. It has soft, well-integrated tannins that seem perfectly matched to the level of fruit to allow for 10+ years of aging.

Learn About Fantesca

Fantesca Estate & Winery is rich with history, having originally been in the dowry of Caroline Bale when she married Charles Krug in 1860. Even then, the property was recognized as prime mountain vineyard land and the perfect place for a Spring Mountain winery. In 1889, a Cabernet made by Hannah Weinberger, one of the earliest female winemakers, won one of the first awards for a...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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