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2006 Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Napa Valley

Duckhorn Vineyards

Winery brand: Duckhorn Vineyards

Wine Details

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Red Wine, Vintage 2006


Napa Valley - California, United States


Bill Nancarrow

VinTank Wine ID

840-0075-008771-01-2006-0-0007 (permalink, short)


76% Cabernet Sauvignon

22% Merlot

1% Cabernet Franc

1% Petit Verdot


80% New French Oak: 20 Mo.
20% Used French Oak: 20 Mo.


Alcohol: 14.5%
pH: 3.6
T.A.: 0.7g/100mL




Bottle 750mL (750mL)
Bottle Date:7/1/08; Release Date:9/1/10
VinTank Product ID: 840-0075-008771-01-2006-0-0007-03-8 Suggested Retail Price: US $75.00

Bottle 1.5L (Magnum) (1.5L)
Bottle Date:7/1/08; Release Date:9/1/10
VinTank Product ID: 840-0075-008771-01-2006-0-0007-04-5 Suggested Retail Price: US $150.00


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Wine Notes



The unique climate and soils on Howell Mountain are the key to the appellation’s success in producing powerful, age-worthy wines. Duckhorn Vineyards has sourced grapes from this distinctive region for more than a quarter century and has crafted a Howell Mountain bottling since 1989. Over the years, we have increased our commitment to this appellation with the purchase of two spectacular vineyards, Candlestick Ridge (28 acres) and Stout Ranch (36 acres). To encourage further complexity, we bottle-age this wine a year longer than our other wines prior to release. As a result, our Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon offers excellent structure ... more

Harvest Notes

The 2006 growing season was marked by a very mild summer with a mid-July heat spike that accelerated ripening. Mild temperatures continued throughout the fall allowing for a moderately paced harvest. The long growing season brought complex and intense flavor and aroma development.

Winemaker Notes

As the debut vintage of our Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine was blended to showcase the structure and complexity of Cabernet Sauvignon from this storied winegrowing region. Crafted around a core of older vine fruit from our Stout Vineyard, there is an unmistakable wildness to this wine, with wild berry layers supported by earthy undertones, fresh herb layers of mint, eucalyptus and sage, and an oak-inspired note of coconut macaroon. A study in power and restraint, this mountain-grown wine is broad and lush on the palate, with a big, yet elegant, finish.

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