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2006 Behrens Family Winery Cabernet Sauvignon The Knock Out Napa Valley
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89(+?)? Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2009

($75; includes 13% merlot) Good deep red. Currant, milk chocolate and tar on the nose, complicated by mint, pepper, red licorice and tobacco leaf nuances. Has plenty of size but comes across as distinctly dry and tight today, even a bit clenched. Began with some eucalyptus and pepper elements but seemed to grow sweeter with air, revealing floral and redcurrant flavors. Ultimately finishes with substantial dusty tannins and lingering notes of leather and pepper. Still, I'm not sure where this can go in bottle.

92 Points | Wine Spectator

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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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