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2006 Colgin Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Vineyard Napa Valley
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94(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2009

Inviting aromas and flavors of plum, black raspberry, minerals and tobacco, complicated by hints of smoke and game. Sweet, lush, broad and complex; this really spreads out to coat the palate. For all its dimension, though, there's also lovely mineral precision and lift. Finishes with ripe, building tannins and a distinctly juicy quality. This vineyard was picked last in 2006, in mid-October, and the wine was bottled in August of 2008, a couple months later than the other Colgin 2006s as the team felt that the tannins needed a bit more polishing.

91 Points | Wine Spectator
96 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Cabernet Sauvignon

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