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Date Printed: 10/26/2014
Ladera Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L Magnum) 2006
Ladera Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L Magnum) 2006
(search item no. 106633)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 10/26/2014: $169.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 Ladera Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is as deep and dark in color as it is in aroma and flavors. The nose on this wine is floral and smoky with rich blackberry aromas. The entry is elegant and soft with flavors of dark cherries, blueberry, cocoa, and spiced plum. The palate is layered with well structured tannins which lead to a long and complex finish of dark currant.
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About Ladera:

Ladera Vineyards is located in the Howell Mountain appellation of the Napa Valley at an elevation of 1800 feet. The winery was originally built in 1886 and is listed in the official book of ghost wineries of Napa Valley. The proprietors, the Stotesbery family, have completely restored the old stone building, returned it to its original intent as a gravity flow winery and added nearly 18,000 square feet of caves for barrel storage. In addition to the Howell Mountain Appellation Cabernet Sauvignon, Ladera also produces a vineyard-designated Cabernet called Lone Canyon Vineyard. Both wines express their hillside vineyard heritage and hence the mantra: hillside estate Cabernet.