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2006 Ladera Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain
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Powerful, balanced, heady aroma
10/27/2011
by Mangino14100106
Throws a lot of sediment for a 5 year-old wine, but this has beautiful balance, flavor, and bouquet. Extremely enjoyable.
10/03/2011
by NutNut
A classic Howell Mountain cabernet with firm,concentrated black cherry, currant and mineral flavors. Delicious now and only will improve in my cellar
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10/03/2011
by jswine3241
Textbook dark-fruited Howell cab with effusive aromas of wild dark cherries, a hint of mineral-inflected soil tones, and a subtle topnote of violets. Velvety plush on entry, with more of those dark cherry nuances, espresso roast, and a suggestion of that classic Howell cocoa character. I'd buy again, quite nice.

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