Terra Valentine Yverdon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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: 14.9%
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%.
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
- 4/16/2011 (191 items) (viewed 2028 times)
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