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Size: 750ml

WS 88 WA 93 IWC 91


"Firm, intense and concentrated, marked by a tight core of earthy currant, cedar, mineral, stone, graphite and tobacco. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins. Complex and in need of cellaring. Best from 2011 through 2017. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 2,150 cases made. –JL" -Rated 88, Wine Spectator

"One of the top wines of the vintage, the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color as well as a big, sweet, fragrant nose of acacia flowers, charcoal, black currant liqueur, licorice, and forest floor. Atypically opulent with sweet velvety tannins (especially for a 2006), it reveals impressive purity and texture as well as a full-bodied, rich finish. This knock-out wine can be drunk now or cellared for 20+ years." -Rated 93, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Bright red-ruby. Aromas of crushed cassis, tar, licorice and minerals. Sweet, lush and broad, but with harmonious acidity and underlying minerality giving shape to the blackberry and tar flavors. This boasts lovely sweetness without any heaviness. Finishes with big, rich, palate-dusting tannins, very good breadth and a note of chocolatey oak. This will merit a score at the high end of my projected range if it carries its freshness and lift into the bottle. As with the chardonnay, Forman was able to leave the red grapes on the vines for a long time in '06. "The sugars hardly budged but the flavors developed and the tannins got softer," he told me, adding that this vintage has a lower pH-3.78-than either the '07 or the '04 here." -Rated 91, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar