Inky dark fruits, vanillin, and black walnut mingle with exotic spices and sweet pipe tobacco. Notice how the brightness of this wine complements the full, plush mid-palate and fine, silt-like tannins that lend to the superb mouth-feel and exceptional balance. Estimated maturity: 2013-2020.
"Once a significant source of outstanding Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, the all-but-forgotten Yverdon Vineyard finds new voice in this deep, impressively fruited, wholly compelling young wine. Optimally ripened cassis is its mainstay, and it is enriched with lots of very sweet oak, and, even if heat and ample tannin creep into the wine's finish, fruit fights effortlessly past both. Allow for three or four years of aging, but expect this one to grow for at least twice the time."
"The dark ruby/purple colored 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Yverdon Vineyard (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) displays notes of graphite, pen ink, blackberry, and cassis intermixed with hints of toast and earth. This wine is the most opulent of the group, but then in the finish the tannins kick in. It is the biggest wine, but needs 2-3 years of cellaring and should keep well for 15+ years.
The Wine Advocate