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2006 Saddleback Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Napa Valley
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89 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2011

(13.9% alcohol):  Sexy aromas of plum, cherry, graphite, mocha, tobacco and mint complicated by loamy nuances; I might have guessed merlot.  Then broad and juicy on the palate, with expressive, claret-like flavors of plum, graphite, menthol and spices.  Finishes classically dry, with granular tannins that won't get in the way of enjoying this wine now.

84 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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2006 Saddleback
04/30/2012
by Matlock 14106597
I think this wine is better than the 84 that Robert Parker gave it, but what does he know (I say firmly with tongue in cheek)! I enjoyed it if not overwhelmed by it. Not one of the better values from WA, but still an enjoyable vintage. I would actually rate is closer to 3.5 stars.
Not that impressed
11/18/2012
by Ferguson13998489
Kind of a yawner IMHO
Good Value at the Wine Access Price.
08/13/2012
by Grenache248708
As the Wine Access tasting notes recommended, I would certainly decant this wine for a couple of hours if you plan to drink immediately. I thought the wine was a good value at the Wine Access price, although at the $58 price point, there are other wines I would prefer. I plan to let the other bottles age a bit, and may have a different opinion in a few years!

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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

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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