Elizabeth Spencer Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2006
Small hillside vineyards from Pritchard Hill, Rutherford and Calistoga produced excellent small berries but very low yields and as a result our 2006 Napa Cabernet production is lower than any prior vintage. The flagship of our Fall release wines fires on all cylinders and delivers a winning balance of handling and performance. Complex aromas of toffee, mocha and ripe black plums are threaded with cedary oak spice and a hint of sweet tobacco. Brooding black fruits are concentrated, forming a serious yet sumptuous core palate framed with soft, velvety tannins that deliver a long chocolaty finish. 1,100 cases produced.
Elizabeth Spencer Wines, located in the heart of Napa Valley in Rutherford, is an artisan producer of varietal wines from some of the best wine regions in Northern California. The belief of Elizabeth Spencer is that wine should be delicious and representative of its appellation of origin. We make wines to drink - inviting wines that we, our friends and our customers truly enjoy. Elizabeth Spencer wines are characterized by intensity and purity of flavor.
Tried this at the tasting room in Napa Valley in August 2009. It was the best value for a Howell Mountain Cabernet I have found anywhere. Has all of the concentrated mountain grown flavor you would expect from a Howell Mtn. Cab. Well balanced, loads of black fruit flavors, no handicaps. At $75 a bottle, it's a steal for a wine from this area.
External Reviews for Elizabeth Spencer Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford
Intensives Granat-Rubin. Brombeergelee und schwarze Kirschen in der süss-fruchtigen Nase, auch Zwetschgen und Kaffee dahinter. Fruchtbetonter Gaumen mit eleganter Textur und schmeichelhafter Extraktsüsse, runde Tannine und wieder viel Brombeeren und Kirschen, faszinierende Napa-Würze und Früchtebrot bis ins sanft nachklingende Finale.