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2006 Volker Eisele Cabernet Sauvignon "Estate"

Volker Eisele 2006 Estate Cabernet

Winery: Volker Eisele

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, & 5% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $42

Cases produced: 1,200

KWG Score: 90.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: November 5, 2009

Wine Review: This very dark colored Cab was my favorite from a mini blind tasting of $20 to $50 priced Cabs. It opens with an attractive mild black cherry and eucalyptus like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, well balanced, rather smooth, and elegant. The flavor profile is a mild black cherry with notes of blueberry and a dash of wintergreen mixed in as well. The finish is rather dry and its moderate dusty tannins are nicely prolonged. This tasty organic Cab would pair well with many foods. I would enjoy it with a NY strip steak in the near term. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2006 vintage Cabernet Sauvignon has 10% Merlot blended in to soften the tannins for palate feel and to add complexity. All grapes were harvested at their peak maturity. The wine was barrel aged in 50% new French oak. The wine is deep garnet in color, varietally true to type in aroma, and well balanced on the palate. The result is an elegant wine of a pedigree that will please for years to come.

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