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Fairchild Estate Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 2006

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Super rich and well focused, the nose of this Cabernet offers aromas of dark cherry, berry, dark plum, cinnamon, vanilla, toast and hints of caramel and forest floor spice. Things are just as sweet-natured and luxurious on the palate, where flavors of dark cherry, dried cherry, sweet red plum, mulberry, vanilla, toast, cedar, toffee and earth fan out in an opulent display. The finish is lingering and packed with enough cherry and currant fruit to suppress most of the wines tannin. A blend of 40% Fairchild Sigaro fruit and 60% Napa Valley floor fruit. Drink 5-20 years. 90 cases produced.

Region: USA » California » Napa » St. Helena

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Fairchild Estate:
The Fairchild Estate Vineyard rests on steep, gravelly slopes high above Napa Valley, where it enjoys a superb climate with sunny days cooled by the evening breezes that arise from Lake Hennessey. The vineyard's rugged terrain and lean soils produce fruit with powerful flavors. The vineyard site, sharing proximity to Lake Hennessey with eminent neighbors like Colgin Cellars, Chappellet, Kul... Read more
The Fairchild Estate Vineyard rests on steep, gravelly slopes high above Napa Valley, where it enjoys a superb climate with sunny days cooled by the evening breezes that arise from Lake Hennessey. The vineyard's rugged terrain and lean soils produce fruit with powerful flavors. The vineyard site, sharing proximity to Lake Hennessey with eminent neighbors like Colgin Cellars, Chappellet, Kuleto Estate and Bryant Family Vineyards, produces wines with intensity, nuance and finesse, qualities that truly distinguish the great wines. Under the expert care of consulting winemaker Paul Hobbs, our hand-farmed vines are thinned throughout the growing season to maximize flavor development and concentration in the grapes. Harvest is delayed until late in the season when full ripeness is achieved. From tending and pruning the vines to the care of our barrel cellars, each step is meticulously performed to preserve the character of the fruit, resulting in a rich, finely nuanced expression of terroir. Read less

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Snooth User: Bonerep
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3.50 5
03/11/2009

Leather hits the nose first, followed by spice and earth with a little dark cherry undertones. I've had the 05 and this is a little more balanced. Will great after a little time in the cellar.



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Super rich and well focused, the nose of this Cabernet offers aromas of dark cherry, berry, dark plum, cinnamon, vanilla, toast and hints of caramel and forest floor spice. Things are just as sweet-natured and luxurious on the palate, where flavors of dark cherry, dried cherry, sweet red plum, mulberry, vanilla, toast, cedar, toffee and earth fan out in an opulent display. The finish is lingering and packed with enough cherry and currant fruit to suppress most of the wines tannin. A blend of 40% Fairchild Sigaro fruit and 60% Napa Valley floor fruit. Drink 5-20 years. 90 cases produced.

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