2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Date

May/June 09

Rating

91

Review

Bright ruby. Cherry and red berry aromas are complicated by dried rose, tobacco and fresh herbs. Juicy and intense, with gently sweet red and dark berry flavors and slow-mounting tannins. Becomes more floral with air and finishes with impressive clarity and spicy persistence. Eighty percent of the vines that provided this fruit are planted on steep hillsides, Ramey told me.

Publication

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Robert Parker

Date

December 1, 2008

Rating

90

Review

The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon is a bigger, deeper effort revealing austere tannins in the finish, but also plenty of chocolaty, black currant fruit intermixed with licorice, roasted herbs, and underbrush.

Publication

Ronn Wiegand's Restaurant Wine

Author

Ronn Wiegand

Date

Jan/Feb 2010

Rating

Four+ Stars

Review

The Cabernet is fuller and firmer'