The 2006 vintage Cabernet Sauvignon has 10% Merlot blended in to soften the tannins for palate feel and to add
complexity. All grapes were harvested at their peak maturity. The wine was barrel aged in 50% new French oak from
Treuil cooperage. The wine is deep garnet in color, varietally true to type in aroma, and well balanced on the palate.
The result is an elegant wine of a pedigree that will please for years to come.
"While this isn’t in the same league as the winery’s stunning Alexander reserve-style bottling of Cabernet,
it's an approximation of it and, at about one-third the price, a pretty good value. The wine is rich in
blackberry, currant and cedar flavors, and balanced with gorgeous tannins, showing true Napa elegance."
Big & Bold
Opens up with an opulent nose of crushed blackberries, currants and ample oak tones. Med deep purple/garent color with some transpancy at the rim. Decent flavors but a very coarse texture that simply doesn't improve with time in the glass and finsihes unbalanced and little hot. Not my type of Napa cab! I'm beginning not to trust WE ratings. Maybe an 85 rating would be more in line with my senses.
Took a chance and was pleased that I did.