Avalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

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There’s nothing quite like waking up to floods on New Year’s Eve day to start a year. Rains flooded Northern Califo...

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West Springfield, MA (2,500 mi)
USD 10.99
750ml
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Scents of cherry and tobacco. Sour cherry, smoky, and a bit of mocha. Has a dry, tart finish. Read more

Nice rounded mouthfeel with good berry fruit flavors. Nothing amazing but a pretty decent wine considering the quite low price tag. Also, conside... Read more

Dark fruit with a bit of vegetal quality on the nose, at the first sip you detect some spicy cherry with an oaky finish with a hint of smoke. More... Read more

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User Reviews for Avalon Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: GoinGray
737701,347
2.50 5
10/11/2009

Scents of cherry and tobacco. Sour cherry, smoky, and a bit of mocha. Has a dry, tart finish.


Snooth User: ttutony
407981,093
3.00 5
12/21/2008

Nice rounded mouthfeel with good berry fruit flavors. Nothing amazing but a pretty decent wine considering the quite low price tag. Also, consider trying the Avalon Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon which is only a few dollars more and is a noticeable upgrade.


Snooth User: dkmrd5
92494704
2.50 5
04/22/2009

Dark fruit with a bit of vegetal quality on the nose, at the first sip you detect some spicy cherry with an oaky finish with a hint of smoke. More of a savory wine versus fruity.


Snooth User: Wine Unfiltered
75759311
2.00 5
05/10/2009

Clear bright red, notes of anise, bacon, flowers, jam and super cherry. Slight hint of oak and vanilla. Obvious tannins with tart jammy acid. You really could do better on a weekday wine. Keep it under 10$ at all times with this one. I'D AVOID AERATION. It kills whatever little it has going for it. Becomes overtly fruit forward, too round and flabby. It destroyed the tannins when I did it. Which leads me to believe this wine will get flabby over time on it's own right in the bottle.


Snooth User: deliajl
3196557
2.00 5
03/06/2009

After having read very good things about the 2005 vintage I added it to my list on my most recent shopping spree. I didn't find the 2005, but did find the 2006, so decided to give it a try and bought two bottles, even though at $15.99 it was priced decidedly higher than I had seen on recent web postings. I really wanted to like this wine, and after a first taste I thought it had promise. As time wore on, however, it became increasingly flabby, and within an hour I was pushing it on to my merlot-loving wife. Definitely fruit forward, with a Welch's like candor, I am going to reserve the second bottle for, oh, s'mores in front of the campfire sometime this summer. I don't see it getting much better with time. My suggestion is smoke 'em if you got 'em.


Snooth User: ywang
22503627
3.00 5
09/14/2009

Decent aroma in steam. Still a little bit cheap in the structure.


External Reviews for Avalon Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
07/06/2010

This brand new wine exhibits aromas of raspberry, blackberry, mint and black cherries. Vanilla and short bread cookie notes from oak aging bring balance and frame the ripe berry flavors. The tannins are fine and chalky, and there is also a mineral/earthy note to the wine that contributes to the multi-layer characteristics. A classic Napa Valley Cab and at a ridiculously fair price!


External Review
09/16/2009

Pours a deep purplish ruby, and has aromas of bing cherries and a whiff of graphite and cocoa. It is a rich deeply flavored Napa Valley Cabernet, with a mouthcoating texture and terrific structure, especially for such a reasonably priced wine! It finishes strong with rich berry flavors and silky smooth tannins. This is one of the best value priced Napa Cabs I have ever had!


External Review
04/27/2009

Deep crimson colored, our 2006 exhibits aromas of blackberry and bing cherries, cassis and anise with smoke, vanilla pie crust and clove notes from oak aging. This aging additionally adds depth and breadth on the palate. This supple and easy drinking


External Review
04/22/2010

Leuchtendes Purpur-Granat. Zwetschgenmarmelade und Weinbeeren in der süsslichen Nase, auch Melasse und Milchschokolade. Samtige Textur im fruchtig-saftigen Gaumen, wieder reife Zwetschgen, auch Süssholz und zartes Karamell, Holundergelee im füllig-saftigen Finale.


External Review
01/20/2009

Its dark ruby/plum color is followed by sweet aromas of black currants, smoke, damp earth, licorice, and spice. Medium-bodied and pure with silky tannins as well as a surprisingly long finish, it should drink well for 5-8 years.


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Winemaker's Notes:

There’s nothing quite like waking up to floods on New Year’s Eve day to start a year. Rains flooded Northern California and the rest of the state and continued long enough to delay bud break. Then, as if written in a movie script, warm summer days helped move grapes into a normal harvest timeline. Cooler days in August and September let the grapes hang and fully develop ripe, rich flavors. Harvest stretched into late October and never pushed winemakers with too much fruit on the crush pad. Slower days gave Winemaker Alex Cose greater opportunities to get the most out of every lot. After read more...a gentle crushing and destemming, the grapes were moved to stainless steel tanks for three days of soaking. This helped extract color and fruit flavors before we inoculated with yeast. After 10-14 days of primary fermentation, the wine was pressed and aged in French and American oak barrels for 14 months before bottling. The Central Coast once again comprises the core of our wine. Grapes from vineyards in Santa Barbara up through Monterey make up 74 percent of the blend. Alex maintains contracts for much of the grapes. All during harvest, he sees the wine 3 to 4 years into the future and the best way to get there through additional grape sourcing, blending and other winemaking protocols. Our 2006 blend included Paso Robles Merlot for a lush fruit middle; Syrah for its blueberry note; Tempranillo with its exotic spice; and Zinfandel for a jammy note. The nose shows cherry pie, rhubarb, boysenberry jam, and a hint of rosemary. French oak adds a touch of vanilla and nutmeg. The wine drinks of juicy blue and black fruit flavors with subtle oak to round and balance the wine. Composition: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 7% Syrah, 3% Tempranillo, 1% Zinfandel

There’s nothing quite like waking up to floods on New Year’s Eve day to start a year. Rains flooded Northern California and the rest of the state and continued long enough to delay bud break. Then, as if written in a movie script, warm summer days helped move grapes into a normal harvest timeline. Cooler days in August and September let the grapes hang and fully develop ripe, rich flavors. Harvest stretched into late October and never pushed winemakers with too much fruit on the crush pad. Slower days gave Winemaker Alex Cose greater opportunities to get the most out of every lot. After read more...a gentle crushing and destemming, the grapes were moved to stainless steel tanks for three days of soaking. This helped extract color and fruit flavors before we inoculated with yeast. After 10-14 days of primary fermentation, the wine was pressed and aged in French and American oak barrels for 14 months before bottling. The Central Coast once again comprises the core of our wine. Grapes from vineyards in Santa Barbara up through Monterey make up 74 percent of the blend. Alex maintains contracts for much of the grapes. All during harvest, he sees the wine 3 to 4 years into the future and the best way to get there through additional grape sourcing, blending and other winemaking protocols. Our 2006 blend included Paso Robles Merlot for a lush fruit middle; Syrah for its blueberry note; Tempranillo with its exotic spice; and Zinfandel for a jammy note. The nose shows cherry pie, rhubarb, boysenberry jam, and a hint of rosemary. French oak adds a touch of vanilla and nutmeg. The wine drinks of juicy blue and black fruit flavors with subtle oak to round and balance the wine. Composition: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 7% Syrah, 3% Tempranillo, 1% Zinfandel

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