Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Silverado Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2006
Silverado Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2006
(search item no. 114709)
James Suckling rating: 91 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $15.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Decanter rating: 90 points
2009 Tasting Panel rating: 91 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark red color. Various aromas radiant from the glass—ripe black cherry, plum, dried herbs, white pepper, roasted coffee and earth. On first taste, juicy, well integrated flavors of oak and fruit. Cocoa powder notes highlight this wine, which is seamless in its structure from entry to finish.
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About Silverado Vineyards:

In the heart of Napa Valley's Stags Leap District sits a rocky peak with a spectacular Mediterranean-style stone winery perched on top. That winery is the iconic Silverado Vineyards, established in 1981 by Ron and Diane Disney Miller. Thirty years later, three generations of Miller Family continue to source grapes entirely from their family-owned estate Napa vineyards. From berry to bottle, each vine growing and wine making step is dedicated to expressing the character of grapes grown on each of the wineries six historic vineyards. Expressing richness and age-worthiness, Silverado wines are unique, one-of-a-kind blends of superlative vineyard location and elegant winemaking style.


Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
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Souverain Winemaker's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Souverain Winemaker's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 112852)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Cabernet Sauvignon has a plush entry and opens with classic aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, bittersweet chocolate. Hints of floral, roasted coffee and baking spice carry over to the palate and meld with the wild blackberry and cassis flavors for which Alexander Valley is known. Extended aging in superbly coopered new barrels has integrated the fine grained tannins and created layers of cedar, espresso, and tobacco. This well-structured Cabernet has incredible fruit density and balance and will age well over the next 10 years, but has plenty of accessible ripeness to enjoy upon release.
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About Souverain:

Winemaker Ed Killian has been making wine in California's Alexander Valley for 25 years. he knows the vineyards in the valley inside and out and understands which blocks will give him the fruit he is looking for to create Souverain's signature style. Souverain's 120-year-old estate in the Alexander Valley is the primary source for grapes for the illustrious portfolio of Souverain wines. Killian consistently produces outstanding wines that represent the best of Alexander Valley, including an Alexander Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as the flagship Winemaker's Reserve Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.


White Wines    Sauvignon Blanc    Marlborough    New Zealand   
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Brancott Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Brancott Sauvignon Blanc 2011
(search item no. 112388)
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Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 85 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine is pale straw in color with green highlights. Aromas of ripe gooseberry and bell pepper dominate with tropical melon and grapefruit notes apparent. This wine displays full fruit intensity. The ripe bell pepper and gooseberry flavors with hints of pungency sit well with the supporting tropical fruit flavors. A well-balanced wine showing the crisp, vivacious acidity associated with this style.
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About Brancott:

The Brancott Winery opened in 1977, making it one of the oldest wineries in Marlborough. From producing one of the world's first grape tipping tanks, the winery has stayed true to its pioneering herigate and embraced innovation. It was one of the first to commercially plant Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough in 1973, at the top of New Zealand's South Island and has been heavily instrumental in developing the region as one of the foremost viticultural regions for Sauvignon Blanc world-wide. At present, Brancott Estate continues to lead with its innovative winemaking approach and passionate commitment to excellence under the stewardship of chief winemaker, Patrick Materman.