Astrale e Terra (closed)

2006 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

California: Napa Valley: Atlas Peak

Offer Expired:Feb 26, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$75.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Age Matters

We couldn’t resist the cellar conditioned charms of Astrale e Terra’s 2006 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Made in a mountain grown style that benefits from cellaring, it’s a classic Napa Valley Cab that is drinking beautifully right now, and will continue to do so for another 5+ years. Veteran winemaker Scott Harvey is known for his founding of Folie a Deux and early days at Renwood, but he really knows this vineyard well and coaxes special wine off the steep vineyard slopes. This is a great opportunity to stock up on a cellared treasure from one of the Napa Valley’s hidden gems.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Showing no signs of age on the rim, still dark and penetrating.

Smell:

Astrale e Terra wines always like to breathe, and this is no exception. Black cherries, cocoa, mint, loam, anise, and toasted coconut. Give it some good swirls! It just gets better and better.

Taste:

Lots of dark red fruit flavor with licorice, mint, and dusty hillside spices from the nose to the tongue. Round, deep, juicy. Classic mountain character.

Finish:

Smooth and polished with lasting cocoa dust notes.

Pairing:

Moroccan lamb is an excellent combination because of the mountain spice component. Red meat is the best bet.

What the Winery Says

Grape Varietal
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Source
Estate grown, Astrale e Terre, Atlas Peak AVA, Napa Valley
Winemaker
Scott Harvey
Alcohol Content
14.5%
Total Production
250 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Feb 26, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$75.00
Avg. Price
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