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Avalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Rich and sweet smelling this has smoky layers of toffee, butterscotch, sassafras and vanilla tones adding complexity to the red cherry fruit. Round and mouth-filling with a background medicinal, licorice tone adding depth to the bittersweet, candied red fruits on the mid-palate. This is easy-drinking and finishes with a touch of spicy plum and a hint of smoky chipotle. 86pts

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Editorial Reviews for Avalon Cabernet Sauvignon

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 10/31/2008

Rich and sweet smelling this has smoky layers of toffee, butterscotch, sassafras and vanilla tones adding complexity to the red cherry fruit. Round and mouth-filling with a background medicinal, licorice tone adding depth to the bittersweet, candied red fruits on the mid-palate. This is easy-drinking and finishes with a touch of spicy plum and a hint of smoky chipotle. 86pts


Member Reviews for Avalon Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: linnbutt1988
95865924
5.00 5
11/02/2013

Five glasses


Snooth User: GoinGray
737701,347
2.50 5
Vintage: 2006 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
Vintage: 2006 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
Vintage: 2006 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
75759312
2.00 5
Vintage: 2006 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
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2006 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
Vintage: 2006 09/13/2009

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


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External Reviews for Avalon Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Vintage: 2007 08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2007 - Avalon Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Napa Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon - 750 ml.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 09/26/2013

Red wine - 2007 - Avalon Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Napa Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon - 750 ml.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 04/21/2010

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.


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Vintage: 2006 01/19/2009

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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Vintage: 2006 07/05/2010

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
Vintage: 2006 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
Vintage: 2006 09/15/2009

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!


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