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2006 Ladera - Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Howell Mountain - Red

USA - California - Napa - Howell Mountain

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Score
93
Drink Dates
Comm: 2012-2020 VF: 2008-2021
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Author Danl
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.773%
Tasted On 05/25/2014
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Author Litig8tr
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.559%
Tasted On 03/19/2011

This is a really opulent wine, yet fully balanced and not over the top. Deep plum, blackberry and even blueberry aromas and flavors. It just fills the mouth with full, dark fruit. It has very good structure, with nice tannins that give it a long, long finish. Good price point also, given the overpriced market for California cabs. Tasted several times with consistent results. The winery is a great one to visit too.

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Author SurgPA05
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.756%
Tasted On 05/08/2011
Drink Dates 2012-2020

Clear medium ruby in hue. Clean aromas of black cherry, cassis and hints of minerals and violets. Dry, intense palate of black and red currant, some intervening red fruit characters and oak. A medium bodied Howell Mountain cab with medium ETOH and tight tannins that do seem to grip at first but fade into the soft finish. Let this one age a bit more and/or decant.

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Author Todd7
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96%
Tasted On 07/18/2010
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Author Adriel L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.79%
Tasted On 03/20/2010

Solid big cab. Give it 45 mins in the glass and you will be rewarded with a few layers of good fruit.

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