Buehler Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006
A locker room nose at opening. As sour notes tame over the first hour, strong wafts of coffee emerge to dominate the increasingly pleasant arrangement of cherry, mocha, and burnt caramel aromas. At two hours, the perfumes separate further and provide additional details. Green forest floor swirls with wet, musty moss and moist bark to provide a rainy woods background to the increasingly strong coffee, now espresso, mixed with notes of burnt caramel and toasted marshmallows. The palate starts sharp and bitter on the back with cassis and black currant reinforcing the astringent cast to the flavor collage. Tangy cherry emerges at an hour, adding savory fruitiness. Strong coffee, bitter at first, emerges to take stage center. The wine reaches new heights at two hours, with finish lengthening as complexity grows.
Complex wine. Spiciness on the nose. Tight on the palate with sour cherry flavors. Firm tannins.
This is a big, heavy wine with lots of spice, dried cherry and notes of vanilla. This is fruit forward with a touch of astringency on the finish. Overall very good.
- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09
- Tasted at Wine Spectator New World Wine Experience 2010
Really not impressed. Alcoholic, tannic, disjointed. Even after 2 hours of decanting it was not enjoyable drinking; some cranberry, sour cherry, but really nothing worth writing home about. At this price point I was not happy with it. Perhaps it was bottle variation, but I don't think I'll be spending more money on a 2006 Buelher cabernet soon.
External Reviews for Buehler Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Intense and concentrated, with chewy wood and herb-laced currant fruit that's a bit rustic and tannic yet hearty and dense. Ends with chewy tannins. Drink now through 2011.
Creamy oak, red currant and black cherry aromas turn rich and chewy on the palate. Well-concentrated, it turns elegant and offers a measure of finesse that's impressive. Appealing now, too. Tasted twice with consistent notes. Drink now through 2012.
Firm and structured, with a complex mix of dried currant, black cherry and plum flavors, with cedary oak and blackberry peeking through on the finish. Quite tannic, so it's best to decant. Drink now through 2011.
Well-proportioned, with a mix of spicy currant, blackberry, cedar and mineral notes, picking up a hint of anise on the finish. Ends with a long, persistent finish. Drink now through 2013.
A perpetual Best Buy, Buehler Vineyards is Napa Valley’s best kept secret. John Buehler started the winery in the ‘70’s and has been producing stellar wines and pricing them right ever since. As Matt Kramer notes in his New California Wine book: “This is a winery that has settled into admirable consistency, high quality and fair pricing. Bravo!” This ’06 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is brimming with fruit aromas and flavors like plums, blackberry and black currant. Rich and full-bodied on the palate, this cabernet drinks well on release but will soften and develop with additional age. Crafted from estate grapes grown on Buehler’s hillside vineyards and 70% grapes from other mature, high-quality, low-yielding Napa Valley vineyards. The resulting blend produces a wine that displays a broad spectrum of aromas, flavors, and textures that are classic Napa Valley. This item excluded from any other discounts or offers beyond the 15% case discount.
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Excellent balance and purity of youthful Cabernet flavors. Rich currant, blackberry and black cherry fruit is well-defined and oak plays a supporting role, with a dash of espresso bean and hazelnut. The tannins give it firmness and depth. Terrific price, too. Best from 2006 through 2013.