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2006 Kuleto Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Villa Vista Napa Valley

Kuleto Estate

Winery brand: Kuleto Estate

Wine Details

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Red Wine, Vintage 2006


Napa Valley - California, United States


Dave Lattin

VinTank Wine ID

840-0075-003535-01-2006-0-0003 (permalink, short)


100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvested on 9/30/06 at 26.5 Brix


New French Oak: 28 Mo.
Sulfites Added


Alcohol: 14.7%




Bottle 750mL (750mL)
Closure: Cork
Bottle Date:4/1/09; Release Date:10/1/10
353 Cases
VinTank Product ID: 840-0075-003535-01-2006-0-0003-03-5 Suggested Retail Price: US $80.00

Wine Enthusiast - 94 points

Review 2/1/11: A thoroughly good Cabernet that represents a welcome return to form after a disappointing period for the winery in the mid-2000s. Dry, rich and dramatically structured, this cellarworthy wine has impressive flavors of blackberries and cassis, with earthier notes of black olive tapenade and cedarwood. Could easily score even higher ... Read more

Wine Notes



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Vintage Notes

The 2006 vintage produced wines with amazing fruit purity and complexity. Yields were slightly below normal, so the vines didn’t have to struggle to produce fruit with great flavor concentration. The 28-day Cabernet harvest gave us a diverse range of wine styles from which to choose our Villa Vista Cabernet Sauvignon.

Vineyard Notes

The Cabernet Sauvignons in our Vineyard Block Series take their names and are sourced from prized vineyard blocks and areas of the estate named by Pat. Each showcases the myriad flavors and structures expressed by this single varietal at our mountain estate. Adding to the complexity of these estate-grown wines is the fact that every year we benefit from early, mid-season, and late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon, which contributes to a wide spectrum of appealing flavors. In addition, our diversity of soil types in combination with various rootstocks, training methods, exposures, orientations, and clones, consistently produce several different styles of wine. Colors ... more

Winemaker Notes

Wine lots with spice and red fruit aromas and a focused front palate provided the basis for the blend after one year in the barrel. Repeated barrel tastings over the next 14 months narrowed the blend down to just 14 barrels. The 2006 Villa Vista is a Cabernet for Brunello lovers.

Tasting Notes

It opens with red apple skin and toasted sunflower seed aromas. With a little air, aromas of caramel, nougat, and red currants show themselves. This wine attacks the front and mid-palate, then spreads out evenly in the mouth. It is incredibly long, sweet, and delicious. Build a late-fall or winter meal around this beauty.

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