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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Vine Cliff Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Vine Cliff Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 100551)
collectible wine
boutique wine

Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $64.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Enters with sweet black cherry, cassis, black currant jam, and red raspberry with a hint of anise. Honeysuckle, tobacco and the suggestion of forest floor add dimension, along with cedar and spicy nutmeg from the French Oak.

Intense at entry with bright, sweet currant, blackberry and cassis. Hints of dark chocolate and licorice add complexity to the dark fruits. The flavors build into a rich, full-bodied mid palate with a mouth feel that is both substantial and harmonious. Round, polished tannins linger on the finish.

Equally at home with a New York strip or an artisan cheese course, this is assuredly a food-lover's cabernet.

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About Vine Cliff Winery:

Nestled in a quiet canyon above the Silverado Trail in the world famous Napa Valley stand the breathtaking vineyards of Vine Cliff Winery. Known for rich, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignons from the treasured Oakville Appellation and bold Chardonnays from the acclaimed Carneros District, Vine Cliff Winery prides itself on small lots of intensely flavored, hand-made wines.