(From 2006 Vintage) The 2006 vintage blends in small amounts of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, whch give the wine added complexity aromatically and structurally. The bouquet spills out of the glass with licorice, briar fruit and vanilla aromas, with subtler tones of honey, roasted nuts and cocoa powder. Full-throttle briar fruit on the palate is complemented by flavors of cinnamon and toast, dried currants and cherries, with cedary spice on the finish.
The gorgeous dark and dense magenta hues give sense to this wine's concentration and power. The bouquet is loaded with intense aromas of cassis, hints of dry mission figs, and ripe plum compote that mélange in harmony, enhanced by cedar and leather scents. The palate is lush with savory dark fruit and a hint of sweet oak and black pepper. The wine is well structured with soft tannins that envelop the palate.
Deep purple, opaque. Nose was a little tight. Loads of jammy fruit, caramel, baking spices and a hint of spearmint. Very full bodied with smooth tannins. Not over the top / in your face for a Napa Cab.
Not as loud as most cabs but full bodied and substantial.
Deep color. Cherries and cola. Fruit jumping from glass
Very good. More balanced and fruit . $117
Clean and smooth. Good with food
Had this at the Christmas party
Cherry, deep flavors, yummy!
Bold, fruit and spice notes
Gift from Nick and Sabrina
Smooth and beautiful color
Bold but not over the top
Very tasty, full bodied
Robert ParkerRating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/07/2013