Red Wine, Vintage 2006
VinTank Wine ID
840-0075-002613-01-2006-0-0013 (permalink, short)
Bottle 750mL (750mL)
VinTank Product ID: 840-0075-002613-01-2006-0-0013-03-4 Suggested Retail Price: US $45.00
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92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
90 Points - WineReviewOnline.ComOur 2006 Artistry is a proprietary blend of 5 Bordeaux-varietal grapes. The varietals and percentages will change from year to year, with a goal of keeping the wine consistent in quality and style. The 2006 vintage is a dark, ruby red wine with aromas of kirsch, dark
plum, raspberry, sugar cookies and nutmeg. There are also hints of herbal tea, saddle leather, and toasted walnuts. On the palate, this firmly-textured wine offers a full-mouth feel with flavors of chocolate/cherry truffles, blackberry tart and currants. The firm tannins are very
well integrated, making the wine approachable at an early age. There are multiple layers to this complex blend that reveal themselves through decanting or by giving the wine time to open up in the glass.
The blend consists of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 13% Petite Verdot,
8% Malbec and 7% Merlot. 100% Napa Valley fruit coming from Oakville, Yountville and
St. Helena, using a combination of hillside and valley floor vineyards. Total cases made:
5,600.Our 2006 Artistry is also available in 3L bottles and 6L bottles. less
59% Cabernet Sauvignon
13% Cabernet Franc
13% Petite Verdot
Our grapes were hand sorted and gently crushed. We used native yeast for fermentation and the wine underwent malolactic fermentation in the barrel. After primary fermentation the
wine went through an extended maceration period to soften the tannins in the wine. The
wine was aged 22 months in French oak and then bottled unfined and unfiltered.