A five now!
After six months, I'm having another of these just because it is luscious - and, wow, is it ever! Lots of cassis, black fruits, cedar, vanillin oak and a touch of tobacco leaf on the nose. Plenty of rich fruit on the palate and a long smooth finish with good acid balance and well integrated fine tannins. Plenty powerful, but also suave and elegant. Tremendous balance here, which makes it five stars.
A case is not enough!
Delicious, full bodied, long finish. Wish I had more. A case will go too fast. Tasted it on vacation on a lake in upstate NY, what a pleasure.
I don't understand why there aren't more California Cabernets like this one. It's plenty rich, but it doesn't hit you over the head with a 9-iron. Could it be that a lot of the winemakers in Napa have something to learn from the Wattle Creek guy?
As advertised. Very classy Cabernet with plenty of richness, but with much more freshness than most. At the WineAccess price, it's a steal. Not so sure about the $58 number at the winery. Still, a real surprise.
This is a very serious cabernet and worthy of a rating in excess of 92.
We've done Release Day. A lot of fun. But I think I like the Wattle Creek 2006 at this price even better.
I drank a bottle of this wine about 2-3 months after receiving it - 4 stars, but I didn't leave a tasting note. Now, after more than a year, we are drinking another, and it is still four stars or maybe a little more. Nice sweet fruit on the nose and the palate. The velvet texture rolls right off the back of the tongue - no rough edges at all here. This is ready to drink now with just about any beef, lamb or even pork dish, especially something grilled, or for no reason at all other than it is luscious. It won't be a year before we have another!
let this open for a bit. Nice full soft finish, very fruit forward.
Half the case was fabulous - deep rich - the very reason I love a good cab. The other half of the case - not so much. It was the first case to ship with the cool packs and I think they didn't do their job completely. Two bottles were just undrinkable and the other 4 were OK - but not up to par. I think the cool pack method needs some refining.
Dense concentrated fruit with lingering balanced finish. Excellent cab at this young age
I think with a little age, this will get even better. A great value, I cheated a bit and had one bottle right away. Very, very nice and a diamond in the rough, higher-end cab. Glad I got a case.
Rich, and bold, but smooth on the finish, very good
closer to 5 stars than 4
This is excellent... really it's closer to 5 stars than it is 4
Fantastic wine for the price
My wife and were both surprised by the delicate balance to this wine.
It's ready to drink right now with just the right fruit and tannins along with a great finish...just saying ...Wish I would have bought more.
That's my biggest knock with WineAccess...you find a great wine and you can't buy more.
this is some good juice....just let it open up for about 30 -45 minutes and the flavor really comes through
This is a very full bodied wine. Excellent nose & taste. Not as fully "polished" as I prefer, but an excellent wine.Somewhat heavy. I will see how it ages.
A Good Pour
For a Cab, smooth and quite drinkable. Subtle fruity base belies a fairly simply structure. Good wine for the money here ($25/bottle/case rate, but not worth list price (in the $60's/bottle range). Star rating based on price paid.
Very young and unstructured. Needs time in the bottle.
This is a young wine that exhibits little structure or refinement. It develops more complexity as it breathes but should be well served by cellaring 3-5 years. If you want to drink it now - recommend decanting it 45 minutes to an hour before enjoying. Best served with light to medium and more gamey meats.
Didn't care for this wine. A bit too fruity, bordering on sour. Probably should be served slightly chilled, below room temperature, below what I would serve other cabs at. Did not seem balanced or sophisticated. Will not buy again.