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    Sterling Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley, California

    Ratings

    • CG92
    • WE92
    Price: $79.99
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 92 Wine Enthusiast, 92 Connoisseurs' Guide

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Other Info: Green Wines, Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.7%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 105093

    Winemaker's Notes:

    A quintessential expression of the vintage, our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon brings together the finest lots from 2006 into a decadent, sophisticated wine. It opens with redolent aromas of ripe plum, cassis and dates joined by undertones of cocoa, butterscotch and toasted oak. On the palate, bright fruit leads the entry, which develops silky, mouth coating flavors of briary forest fruit, clove and date as it glides across the tongue. Toasted oak rides the lengthy finish and is met by fleshy, round tannins. This wine is hard to resist now but will age well over the next 10 years.

    Critical Acclaim:

    A big, tannic and dry wine that's nowhere near ready to drink now. Feels tight and astringent, and the new oak sticks like a sore thumb. But there's a solid core of black currants, indicating a good future. Don't touch it before 2011, and it should develop through 2014, at least, with proper cellaring.

    92 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Do not overlook this lovely wine. Its deep, curranty and sweet herb aromas are the stuff of classic claret, and its depth, richness and concentration show off the best side of what Napa does for well-crafted Cabernet Sauvignon. Supple, yet solid in structure, obvious and open at the front of the palate even as it tightens up towa rds the finish, this wine will invite you to try it now, but, for those who resist temptation, a wine of both sophistication and polish awaits in a half decade.

    92 Points
    Connoisseurs' Guide
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