Ideology Cellars

2006 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon •Estate Vineyards

California: Napa Valley: Oak Knoll District

Offer Expired:May 27, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$72.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

The Lion's Roar

The 2006 Ideology Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley shows off a classic Napa style, with great balance, deep fruit and a deliciously concentrated flavor that reminds us why Napa Cabs are king.

If you love big and robust wines that also play well with food, this is a great wine to add to your cellar. Drinking beautifully now, this wine will only continue to develop beautifully for the next several years.

We paired ours with a somewhat challenging food - and it held up beautifully. Chorizo tamales with fresh cilantro and tomato salsa was absolutely delicious with the wine, neither overpowering the other. In fact, they provided lovely support for the other.

Decant this wine for 30 minutes or more, and be rewarded with more natural (authentic) fruits and a softer feel.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Deep, nearly inky scarlet at the center of the glass, with just a hint of a lighter red ruby fringe.

Smell:

Bold intensity with aromas of earthy cherry, blackberry underpinned by a base of smoky sweet-woods and soft exotic spices. As it opens up, the slightly perfumed nose reveals a hint of licorice and subtle fresh salad herbs

Taste:

A delicious balance of earthly fruit with ripe tart cherry, blackberry and dark plum, against well integrated notes of earthiness of smoky cedar and soft spice

Finish:

Long, soft, and luxurious, with lingering flavors of dark berries and earthen notes, supported by the wines plush tannins.

Pairing:

Cajun spiced roasted salmon filet, served alongside roasted asparagus.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Brian Graham
Accolades
94 Points - Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis
Appellation
Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, California
Cooperage
19 months in French oak
ABV
14.2

About the Winery

Offer Expired:May 27, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$72.00
Avg. Price
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