Buoncristiani Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

The beginning of the 2006 growing season was somewhat cool and wet prompting a decision to heavily thin most of our Cabernet Sauvignon fruit to nearly 1 cluster per shoot. Besides a heat-spiked June, the balance of the summer and fall delivered mild and mellow warm weather, allowing for even, steady ripening of the small crop. This resulted in excellent concentration of dark berry flavors, ripe fleshy tannin, and deep dark pigment. 20 Months aging in 80% new French oak barrels rounded out the palate even further, while adding more texture, aroma, and flavor components. Expect to find deep aromas of cassis, blackberry, dark chocolate, caramelized oak, toffee, and the Buoncristiani signatures of balance, depth on the mid palate, and a lengthy persistent finish.

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Buoncristiani Family Winery:
We are four young brothers (Matt, Jay, Aaron & Nate) who share a passion and dedication for handcrafting ultra premium wines with the distinct ability to help accentuate the enjoyment of life. We, the Buoncristiani brothers, take pride in performing all aspects of enology, viticulture, wine production, and art design in order to share with you a true expression of our winemaking passion. Our m... Read more
We are four young brothers (Matt, Jay, Aaron & Nate) who share a passion and dedication for handcrafting ultra premium wines with the distinct ability to help accentuate the enjoyment of life. We, the Buoncristiani brothers, take pride in performing all aspects of enology, viticulture, wine production, and art design in order to share with you a true expression of our winemaking passion. Our motto is quality not quantity and we craft our wines without compromise. Handcrafting these limited production wines allows for the utmost attention to detail of every gallon in each barrel. We are very pleased to share with you Buoncristiani wine. Read less
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The beginning of the 2006 growing season was somewhat cool and wet prompting a decision to heavily thin most of our Cabernet Sauvignon fruit to nearly 1 cluster per shoot. Besides a heat-spiked June, the balance of the summer and fall delivered mild and mellow warm weather, allowing for even, steady ripening of the small crop. This resulted in excellent concentration of dark berry flavors, ripe fleshy tannin, and deep dark pigment. 20 Months aging in 80% new French oak barrels rounded out the palate even further, while adding more texture, aroma, and flavor components. Expect to find deep aromas of cassis, blackberry, dark chocolate, caramelized oak, toffee, and the Buoncristiani signatures of balance, depth on the mid palate, and a lengthy persistent finish.

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