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Date Printed: 7/13/2014
Cakebread Dancing Bear Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Cakebread Dancing Bear Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 104416)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/13/2014: $109.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Showcasing the interplay of intensity and elegance that is Dancing Bear's trademark, the 2006 edition of the Howell Mountain red entices with perfumed aromas of ripe black fruits, forest-floor spice, and rich fig and chocolate tones. On the beautifully structured palate, the wine delivers intensely concentrated blackberry, blackcurrant, wild cherry and ripe fig flavors balanced by firm acidity and round, silky tannins. Built for aging and with a deep core of fruit that unfolds in a lengthy, spice-and-mineral tinged finish, this dramatic mountain red makes compelling drinking now, yet its tight-knit structure argues for another 7-10 years of bottle age.
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About Cakebread Cellars:

Over 30 years ago, Jack Cakebread came to photograph the Napa Valley for a book and while there, he casually mentioned his interest in one day owning a vineyard to some family friends who had a ranch in Rutherford. When he returned home that afternoon, the phone rang and it was the family friends offering to sell their property. He headed back up to the valley that same afternoon to make his best offer, and Cakebread Cellars was born.

As the Cakebread family reflects upon the many profound changes in the wine industry over the last 33 years, such as innovative farming techniques and new methods of reaching out to consumers, they note that their key values have remained the same. Dedication to making the highest quality wines and a commitment to family has followed a continuum as their first small vineyard has grown into a thriving internationally distributed wine company.