| Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet 2006 |
Napa Valley, USA
2006 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a fascinating mélange of aromas, including ripe black fig, blackberry, cassis, caramel, and mocha. On the richly textured palate, the wine’s intense black fruit flavors take on brambly spice, roasted coffee and dark chocolate tones, leading to a long, savory finish. Firmly structured and packed with layers of luxurious flavor, this lavishly endowed Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a treat now with grilled red meats and other hearty dishes, but will develop beautifully in the bottle for another 5-7 years.
10% Merlot; 3% Cabernet Franc. Plentiful, well-ripened black-cherry fruit and sweet, slightly toasty oak spice quickly surpass initial notes of dried herbs and earth in the nose and become the central themes of this nicely made, fairly full-bodied young Cabernet's slightly succulent flavors. Solidly built and firmed by evident tannins, yet never tough and already showing the first signs of suppleness, the wine should round into shape with but a few years of age.
Cabernet goes well with beef, lamb and goose. It also does well with brie, cheddar cheese and chocolate
Cabernet is the king of wines. Full flavored, full bodied, full tannins. Cabernet is for people who like big wines. California Cabernets are the biggest and boldest, French Cabernets (Often from Bordeaux) tend to be more mellow and subtle.