2006 Meyer Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L
Our 2006 Meyer Cabernet Sauvignon is smooth, rich and creamy at the start, with spicy blackberry, black cherry and wild berry fruit that's well-centered, picking up subtle hints of anise and mocha. The wine teases you on the finish with a burst of fruit. Drink now through 2016.
Crafted by Mark Herold as the second wine of the Hestan Estate, this Cabernet has a smooth, rich mouthfeel and flavors of spicy blackberry and black cherry, with subtle hints of anise and mocha. It finishes with a burst of fruit.
Wine Spectator, by James Laube, 89 points.
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Hestan Vineyards is a 56-acre vineyard located at the base of Okell Hill on Napa Valley’s eastern slopes. Individually farmed blocks planted to all five Bordeaux varietals – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec – blanket the rolling hills overlooking the vineyard’s 11-acre pond.
Mark Herold’s objective is to produce intense, highly extracted, terroir-driven wines. In the vineyard, he fastidiously monitors the vines, adjusting canopy, irrigation, cover crops and cluster architecture vine by vine to promote the overall site signature as well as the more nuanced character of the individual blocks. In the cellar, Mark favors a cutting edge approach informed by science and accented by sheer sensual appreciation. Small capacity fermentation tanks, carefully timed punch - downs, a mix of native and cultured yeasts, and tight grained cooperage result in signature wines noted for their opulence and longevity.
2006 was a year of moderate weather that resulted in a longer growing season and yielded a larger than average crop. However, the size of the crop was moderated in the vineyard by thinning and leaf canopy management. The overall quality of the vintage was excellent, with the grapes reaching full maturity and offering ripe, vibrant Cabernet flavors coupled with fine, smooth tannins.