Grgich Hills Estate

2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Dec 11, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$85.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Agent 95

For the first time ever, Agent Red issued a (100 point scale) score on a wine that we’re offering! Today’s Grgich Hills Estate 2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon earned a 95 point score from our Wine Spies Director. After more than 4000 wine reviews over the last 7+ years, he was inspired by today’s special wine to issue a score.

Will he issue scores in the future? That’s up to you. Please talk to us on Facebook and let us know what you think. We’d love to hear your thoughts.

Okay, now on to today’s wine…

As quick as you can, load up! Today’s Grgich Hills Estate 2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a stunning example of Napa Valley Cabernet. This wine is bold but balanced. Big but elegant. It hits all of the right notes, while being a very food-friendly wine.

Drink now through 2020 - and beyond.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dense and inky, with purple edges that darken quickly as you look to the near-black core of the wine.

Smell:

Very fragrant. Very aromatic. Very abundant, with tons of blackberry, black cherry, sautéed plum, braised fig, tobacco, leather, cassis and dried cranberry.

Taste:

Lush and supremely elegant on the palate, loaded with classic Napa Cabernet flavors of plum, black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, sweet spice, toasty vanilla, black pepper, tobacco and a hint of supple leather.

Finish:

Exceedingly long and gradually drying, leaving the palate with hints of spice and oak at the very end.

Pairing:

Enjoy this wine with a garlic rubbed filet!

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Ivo Jeramaz
Alcohol
14.5% by volume
Fermentation
Indigenous yeast; 5 weeks of skin contact
Harvest date
Sept. 26 - Oct. 24, 2006
Sugar
24˚ Brix (average)
Bottling date
January 7 - 23, 2009
Release date
May 2010
Total acidity
6.1 g/L
pH
3.68
Time in oak
21 months in French oak
Type of oak
60% new French oak
Production
13,822 cases (12/750 ml.) 1,600 cases (12/375 ml.) 600 cases (6/1.5 L) 300 bottles (3 L) 25 bottles (6 L) 6 bottles (9 L) 1 bottle (12 L)
Blend
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Dec 11, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$85.00
Avg. Price
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