Clos Pegase Napa 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%.
Dark, rich and ripe fruit notes of blackcurrant and ripe plum combine with dark chocolate, spice and a hint of rose petal. The palate is solid, dense and luscious, with great structure, velvety tannins and a long finish.
"Notable for richness and depth of flavor, the hallmarks of a
well-grown and well-made wine. Show classic Napa tannins,
ripe and firm, with deep, lush flavors of blackberries, black
currants, cassis, anise and cedar. Very fine now but young,
and should develop bottle complexity..."
"Smooth, rich and polished, showing layers of mocha-laced currant, blackberry and black cherry, with shades of anise and herb, framed by tight cedary oak and chewy tannins. Drink now through 2017. 4,529 cases made."
Smooth & Supple
Had not had in a while. Just as good as remember, but still not sure justifies the $40 price. Definitely a great bottle.
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Completed in 1987, Clos Pegase was designed to be a temple to wine on a 47 acre Calistoga vineyard. The winery has a total of 450 acres, mostly located in Carneros. The Clos Pegase label features Pegasus, painted circa 1890 by the French artist Redon. This painting is winery owner Jan Shrem's favorite work of art from his extensive private collection.
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