Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Date Printed: 11/23/2014
Novelty Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Novelty Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 97308)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/23/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#33 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009

A blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc.

Rich and expressive with ripe blackberry, currant and spicy black cherry aromas and flavors. Well-balanced, with plenty of dark fruit flavors lingering across a lengthy, expressive finish.

The Columbia Valley is a diverse growing region that provides a wide range of fruit expression by variety allowing the winemaker to craft rich, multi-layered wines by blending grapes from unique vineyards throughout the region. Vineyard sources that give this wine its richness and complexity include our estate vineyard, Stillwater Creek, and such well-known Columbia Valley vineyards as Seven Hills and Red Mountain, among others. The Cabernet Sauvignon is aged 20-months in predominantly French oak barrels; both new, and one-year-old.

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About Novelty Hill:

Novelty Hill is a small, independent winery crafting limited quantities of elegant wines from Washington State's finest vineyards. Committed to delivering consistent, high quality wines through careful nurturing from vine to bottle, they are dedicated to using innovative clonal selection, sound viticultural practices and gentle, artisan winemaking to produce wines of uncompromising character.


Red Wines    Merlot    Other California    California   
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Canyon Road Merlot 2003
Canyon Road Merlot 2003
(search item no. 81982)

PRICE ON 11/23/2014: $8.79

Winemaker's Notes:

Plum and black cherry aromas lie at the center of a richly fruity bouquet that is complemented by slight oak and vanilla notes. The palate is soft, approachable and fruity, making this wine a great choice for all occasions and meals.
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About Canyon Road:

Canyon Road Winery owns 140 acres of vineyards. The majority of the grapes for its wines are sourced from coastal appellations and selected Northern California vineyards. The California appellation is part of the key to the brand's success, since it allows winemakers to roam prime California sources for just the juice they want.

Associate Winemaker Christopher Munsell and Assistant Winemaker Ondine Chattan are the young, dynamic winemaking duo at the head of Canyon Road who are passionate about one thing: making high-quality wines a part of Americans' everyday dining experience. The winemakers work closely with local growers to assure quality fruit, vinify the lots of grapes separately, and then blend the lots before aging (as opposed to aging each lot and then blending.) This technique—and the expertise used to balance the characteristics of each lot against others—creates smooth, well-integrated wines of complexity and depth.



Red Wines    Merlot    Other California    California   
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Canyon Road Merlot 2006
Canyon Road Merlot 2006
(search item no. 95033)

PRICE ON 11/23/2014: $7.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Grapes for this wine are sourced from many regions within California including the North and Central Coast appellations. This grape sourcing affords the winemaker the ability to choose only the best quality grapes. Traditional fermentation techniques used in conjunction with barrel aging yield a wine of great distinction.

Plum and black cherry aromas are at the center of a rich bouquet that is complemented by slight oak and vanilla tones. The palate is soft, approachable and fruity, making this wine a great choice for all occasions.

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About Canyon Road:

Canyon Road Winery owns 140 acres of vineyards. The majority of the grapes for its wines are sourced from coastal appellations and selected Northern California vineyards. The California appellation is part of the key to the brand's success, since it allows winemakers to roam prime California sources for just the juice they want.

Associate Winemaker Christopher Munsell and Assistant Winemaker Ondine Chattan are the young, dynamic winemaking duo at the head of Canyon Road who are passionate about one thing: making high-quality wines a part of Americans' everyday dining experience. The winemakers work closely with local growers to assure quality fruit, vinify the lots of grapes separately, and then blend the lots before aging (as opposed to aging each lot and then blending.) This technique—and the expertise used to balance the characteristics of each lot against others—creates smooth, well-integrated wines of complexity and depth.