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Conde de San Cristobal 2006

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Winemaker Notes

Elegant and powerful all through, with a deep clean red cherry color. Complex and deep aromas, with intense fresh and ripe fruit, mingling with mineral and spicy tones. The fruit remains in the mouth, on the palate it is full, fresh, powerful and hearty. For drinking now or can be laid down and enjoyed in a few years time.

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2006 Conde San Cristobal is 80% Tinta Fino (Tempranillo) with the balance Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Purple in color, it reveals an alluring perfume of pain grille, pencil lead, incense, spice box, black cherry, and blackberry. Dense, layered, and full-flavored, this solid offering has enough structure to evolve for 3-4 years. Drink it from 2013 to 2021. It is an excellent value.
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Conde de San Cristobal

Conde de San Cristobal

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Conde de San Cristobal, , Spain
Conde de San Cristobal
The Bodegas y Viñedos Conde de San Cristóbal belong to the D.O. Ribera del Duero and are part of the renowned Grupo Vinícola de Marqués de Vargas, with wineries in Rioja and Rias Baixas.

On the property, located on the Pago de Valdestremero Estate, Tinta Fina, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are all planted.

All wines from Conde de San Cristobal are produced from these estate vineyards.

Paso Robles

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Paso Robles has made a name for itself as a source of supple, fruity, and powerful wines. With 11 smaller sub-AVAs, there is quite a bit of diversity to be found in this inland portion of California’s Central Coast.

This is mostly red wine country, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel standing out as the star performers. Other popular varieties include Merlot, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, and Rhône varieties both red and white. There is a fairly uniform tendency here towards wines that are unapologetically bold and opulently fruity, albeit with a surprising amount of acidity thanks to the region’s chilly nighttime temperatures.

Cabernet Sauvignon

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A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon is sometimes referred to as the “king” of red grapes. It can be somewhat unapproachable early in its youth but has the potential to age beautifully, with the ability to last fifty years or more at its best. Small berries and tough skins provide its trademark firm tannic grip, while high acidity helps to keep the wine fresh for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in temperate climates like Bordeaux's Medoc region (and in St-Emillion and Pomerol, where it plays a supporting role to Merlot). The top Médoc producers use Cabernet Sauvignon for their wine’s backbone, blending it with Merlot and smaller amounts of Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and/or Petit Verdot. On its own, Cabernet Sauvignon has enjoyed great success throughout the world, particularly in the Napa Valley, and is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious and sought-after “cult” wines.

In the Glass

High in color, tannin, and extract, Cabernet Sauvignon expresses notes of blackberry, cassis, plum, currant, spice, and tobacco. In Bordeaux and elsewhere in the Old World you'll find the more earthy, tannic side of Cabernet, where it's typically blended to soften tannins and add complexity. In warmer regions like California and Australia, you can typically expect more ripe fruit flavors upfront.

Perfect Pairings

Cabernet Sauvignon is right at home with rich, intense meat dishes—beef, lamb, and venison, in particular—where its opulent fruit and decisive tannins make an equal match to the dense protein of the meat. With a mature Cabernet, opt for tender, slow-cooked meat dishes.

Sommelier Secrets

Despite the modern importance and ubiquity of Cabernet Sauvignon, it is actually a relatively young variety. In 1997, DNA revealed the grape to be a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc which took place in 17th century southwestern France.

CVF100723_2006 Item# 106418

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