Cain Vineyard & Winery Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Cain Cuvée Nv6 2006

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The Cain Cuvée reflects our vision of what a classical red wine can be. Our intention is to create a Cabernet blend t...

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Amity Wines
New Haven, CT (290 mi)
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750ml
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lots of pepper... fantastic wine. Read more

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01/23/2011

lots of pepper... fantastic wine.


Winemaker's Notes:

The Cain Cuvée reflects our vision of what a classical red wine can be. Our intention is to create a Cabernet blend that sits lightly and refreshingly on the palate. At the same time, we are guided by the same criteria that drive all of our winemaking—complexity, balance, and finish. We deliberately style this wine so that it is at once more sleek and more approachable, while at the same time preserving a fresh vibrancy. We’re walking a tightrope here. It is along this dynamic tension that we can find a wine that is both lively and captivating, and, at the same time, immediately delicious. Because the wine is balanced and not overripe, it has great aging potential, and it can even improve for a day or two after it’s been opened. The NV6 blend consists of nearly one-half Merlot, intended to contribute to a silkier feel for this wine—but not just any Merlot: some of these vineyards are growing on the more clayey sections of the floor of the Napa Valley. The yields are consequently lower, and the grapes have plenty of flavor. We complement this “valley” Merlot base with fruit grown in the mountains—both from Stagecoach Vineyards and from much closer to home, at the famous York Creek Vineyards, where Fritz Maytag has been growing some of the best grapes in the Napa Valley for more than forty years. Another unique element of the Cain Cuvée is our use of two vintages in the blend—the NV6 consists primarily of 2006 (hence the “6”) complemented with a significant proportion of the excellent 2005 vintage. All of these factors contribute to a wine that is both well balanced, surprisingly complex, and with a unique personality. To sum up: it will hold your attention for many evenings and many years to come.

The Cain Cuvée reflects our vision of what a classical red wine can be. Our intention is to create a Cabernet blend that sits lightly and refreshingly on the palate. At the same time, we are guided by the same criteria that drive all of our winemaking—complexity, balance, and finish. We deliberately style this wine so that it is at once more sleek and more approachable, while at the same time preserving a fresh vibrancy. We’re walking a tightrope here. It is along this dynamic tension that we can find a wine that is both lively and captivating, and, at the same time, immediately delicious. Because the wine is balanced and not overripe, it has great aging potential, and it can even improve for a day or two after it’s been opened. The NV6 blend consists of nearly one-half Merlot, intended to contribute to a silkier feel for this wine—but not just any Merlot: some of these vineyards are growing on the more clayey sections of the floor of the Napa Valley. The yields are consequently lower, and the grapes have plenty of flavor. We complement this “valley” Merlot base with fruit grown in the mountains—both from Stagecoach Vineyards and from much closer to home, at the famous York Creek Vineyards, where Fritz Maytag has been growing some of the best grapes in the Napa Valley for more than forty years. Another unique element of the Cain Cuvée is our use of two vintages in the blend—the NV6 consists primarily of 2006 (hence the “6”) complemented with a significant proportion of the excellent 2005 vintage. All of these factors contribute to a wine that is both well balanced, surprisingly complex, and with a unique personality. To sum up: it will hold your attention for many evenings and many years to come.

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