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2006 Abreu - Madrona Ranch (Cabernet Sauvignon) Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer Notes

If you adhere to the premise that great wine begins in the vineyard, then you have to admire the influence David Abreu has had on the ultra-premium wine industry. His impact began in the 1980s when he founded Abreu Vineyards after graduating from the Viticulture and Enology program at UC Davis. His reputation was enhanced through the success of his vineyard management company, and he became one... More »

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97
WA 96+
Drink Dates
Comm: 2015-2040 WA: 2011-2041
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WA 96+
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 186
Drink Dates 2011-2041

Abreu's first venture with Cabernet Sauvignon was from the Madrona Ranch, which is essentially the lower hillsides of Spring Mountain, just northwest of St. Helena. The dense purple-colored 2006 Madrona Ranch (55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot) is extraordinary. Its nose of charcoal, espresso roast, blackberries, cassis, crushed rocks, and white chocolate is followed by a ripe, pure wine with a fabulous mid-palate texture (a characteristic of all these wines), and good balance as well as length. It will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring, and keep for 30 years.

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Author David 429
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.718%
Tasted On 05/04/2012
Drink Dates 2015-2040

Deep dark ruby red incredible wine with an amazing nose of blue and black berries, beautiful soft well integrated tannins with a long wonderful finish. Decanted for 2 hours before consuming, softened more when decanted at restaurant. Will wait several years to try again. Fantastic wine.

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