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2006 Wattle Creek Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
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A five now!
by Fannin10580945
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!
by Kamarck14012158
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.
by jswine3241
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?

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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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