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2006 Lancaster Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley (750ml)
Producer: Lancaster Estate lancasterestate.com
Appellation: Alexander Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Malbec - Cabernet Franc
Maturity: Drink/Mature
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$30.00
Tasting Notes:
tasted: January 19, 2013 , masterwho
"hold awhile longer"
rated: December 1, 2008 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
90 points "The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate includes small quantities of Malbec, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. Revealing a deep ruby/purple color, a big, intense, masculine mouthfeel, and plenty of power and tannin, it needs time to round into an accessible wine, but it shows good balance, structure, and purity.""
rated: November 1, 2009 , Wine Enthusiast winemag.com
92 points "WE 92pts. - According to the Wine Enthusiast: A very fine Cabernet. Not quite in the league of the '04 and '05, but rich and complex, a wine to drink now and over the next few years. Shows sweet tannins and accessible flavors of wild blackberries, currants, herbs and smoky cedar. Winemaker Notes - Estate grown, produced and bottled, our Cabernet Sauvignon has lush ripeness, with deep black cherry and plum characters, accented by lavender and spice. Supportive tannins provide structure for the rich fruit, and layers of complexity carry over the long finish. Aged 22 months in French oak barrels, the wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered, to retain purity of expression...." Best 2011-2014
rated: December 3, 2010 , Vince DiLeva
90 points