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    Ladera Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley, California

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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 94 Wine Spectator, 94 Wine Enthusiast, 91 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 102952

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2006 Ladera Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is as deep and dark in color as it is in aroma and flavors. The nose on this wine is floral and smoky with rich blackberry aromas. The entry is elegant and soft with flavors of dark cherries, blueberry, cocoa, and spiced plum. The palate is layered with well structured tannins which lead to a long and complex finish of dark currant.

    100% Cabernet Sauvignon

    Critical Acclaim:

    A tour de force Cabernet. Dense, plush, rich and concentrated, wall-to-wall flavors, with layers of black cherry, black currant, black licorice, mineral and graphite. Full-bodied and tightly wound with firm tannins, yet finishes with a mix of juicy berry and mineral flavors. Drink now through 2020. 3,000 cases made.

    94 Points
    Wine Spectator

    In 2000 Pat and Ann Stotsbery bought the Chateau Woltner property and replanted it to Cabernet Sauvignon. The carefully tended young vines and gentle handling of a gravity flow winery make it pretty, while the altitude and soils of the site give it Howell Mountain heft and minerality. One of our tasters, who used to live in Angewin, responded immediately to the wine: "It tastes like the blackberries that grow in the thickets on Howell Mountain," he said. It's dramatic black juice with its fair share of alcohol, an earth '06 with the potential to charm. For the cellar.

    94 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    The star of this duo is the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain, which offers up juicy notes of crushed rocks, flowers, dark berries, black currants, and earth. This elegant, medium to full-bodied Cabernet possesses both finesse and substance. Deep, pure, and rich with moderate tannins, it will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring, and should drink well over the following 15 years.

    91 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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    User Reviews:

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    Red w/Attitude (7/26/2011)
    Full-bodied Howell Mountain Cab; however, definitely needs more time to open up. Black currant, oak, vanilla, spices and cherry on the nose; Zesty cranberry, black currants, black cherries and berries on the palate. Decanted for 3 hours ... became somewhat smoother and displayed more ripe fruit. Good structure, firm tannins, but slightly astringent; Lengthy yet tightly wound finish. This wine will definitely age well for 5+ years. Not a wine to drink alone - Definitely better with food.. preferably a nice Ribeye.
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    Jake Razem (7/16/2011)
    5 stars. Very powerful fruit flavors in this wine. The finish isn't as complex as I' like but still very nice.
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    Ramin Cherafat (6/20/2011)
    one of the best cabs I've ever had. Compared to the Caymus 2008 cab
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    hang time (8/16/2011)
    i was fully pleased with the 'big napa cab'. fruity but also firm. i've re-ordered.
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    Harv (5/20/2011)
    If you like BIG and Bold fine wines this one is for you.Good balance, velvety on the finish.
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    Bill Zipper (11/10/2011)
    Good balance between sweetness and spice. Quite nice. Would buy it again.
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    wine_critic (9/19/2011)
    I tried Ladera first time vising a local restaurent in Nashville, TN. Exact vintage and my evening with friends was wonderful. Waiter had to decant it for 45 minutes. So did I at home. I think it mellowed out after 45 minutes well. I have to admit, I did try right after opening the bottle and wasn't happy. I have some more than 3 in cellar and will continue to enjoy it until it lasts.
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    Loren Parker (1/18/2011)
    This a very enjoyable wine and a great value.
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    Hays (1/10/2011)
    Wonderful red that is bold but has a smooth finish. Opens up very nicely.
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    Tanya Nelson (10/1/2010)
    If you like Silver Oak, you will enjoy this. Bolder but very smooth

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