Vine Cliff Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Price: $75.00 $57.99
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Item No. 100551
  • WS92
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
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%.
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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.

Critical Acclaim

"A rich, creamy style, with a dash of toasty vanilla layered with red and black fruits and a hint of anise and sage. Complex, elegant and balanced, with supple tannins. Drink now through 2016."
92 Points

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Learn About Vine Cliff Map ItMap It

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.

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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