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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
Snowden Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Snowden Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 100421)
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $68.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 Reserve has a captivatingly dark bouquet. Black fruit is accented with toasted cedar and cloves. It has a quiet energy that lasts for minutes on the palate. Dark fruit and fine, tightly-wound tannins persist. While this wine will drink well young, those who wait will be rewarded. It is dense and layered, and will blossom over the next 10-15 years.

75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc

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About Snowden:

For three generations our family has been farming red wine grapes on our ranch located on the eastern slope of the Napa Valley overlooking the towns of Rutherford and St. Helena. Our property is in the heartland of vineyards of distinction and character; it touches both the Rutherford and St. Helena appellations, and the Howell Mountain appellation is a few hundred yards away. The vineyards are planted well above the valley floor, protecting them from temperature extremes, on well-drained perlite soils. The wines from this exceptional site are layered, powerful and harmonious. For fifty years we, the Snowdens, have been stewards of this vineyard. We invite you to discover our remarkable, world-class wines.