2006 Barlow Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

2006 Barlow Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Expert Ratings and Reviews

90 Points Wine Advocate

Customer Ratings

Based on 56 ratings


Very enjoyable Napa Cab. WA tasting notes very accurate. Excellent value.

Diamond Edges

Really hard edges despite a decent wait after opening. Day 2 after gas preservation and another wait and more decanting it was not much better. Diamond-rough tannins, pureed black fruits, and hints of canyon dust. This is nowhere near ready to drink. B-/85

OK. Would dring again but not top choice

Still have a bit too much tannin for an 06.

Lost its fruit! Bite's on the tongue!

Lost its fruit! Bite's on the tongue!

Other Vintages of Barlow Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Napa Valley 2006

The 2006 vintage was not the easiest for Napa growers, as a wide range of issues demanded careful management of the vineyards. It started as winter flooding, and wet weather pushed back bud break — spring botrytis was a problem. Things heated up in June and July, and shatter was a problem, but the pace of ripening also caught up somewhat in the warm conditions. August cooled off a bit, allowing the pace of ripening to continue at a good clip, and conditions remained sound through the harvest. Cool temperatures arrived in October, with a little rain in the first week, and mold was a concerns. Late-ripening Cabernet struggled somewhat to achieve perfect physiological ripeness, and while the vintage has produced some very good to excellent wines, it is a bit more variable than the stellar years that surround it.

Key Dates

Conditions warmer than average

Conditions warmer than average

Coolest of the summer months

Slight rain at the start of the month

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