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Emblem Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2006

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Our Cabernet Sauvignon from Oso Vineyard is beautifully balanced, with a supple, elegant texture and lush ripe fruit flavors of cherry, blackberry, and subtle oak nuances of chocolate, toffee, and toasted vanilla. From the mountain fruit, the wine extracts intense flavors, a firm structure, and excellent aging potential.

Region: USA » California » Napa » Rutherford

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Emblem:
An emblem symbolizes a quality, place or class of people. Emblem embodies the unparalleled quality of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, the exceptional appellations and vineyards in which it flourishes and the singular contributions of the Michael Mondavi family, who have helped bring Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon to the forefront of the fine wine world. Michael and his son Rob imbue Emblem with... Read more
An emblem symbolizes a quality, place or class of people. Emblem embodies the unparalleled quality of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, the exceptional appellations and vineyards in which it flourishes and the singular contributions of the Michael Mondavi family, who have helped bring Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon to the forefront of the fine wine world. Michael and his son Rob imbue Emblem with the artistry and passion for excellence emblematic of their family's rich winemaking tradition. Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Emblem Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,060
4.50 5
04/13/2010

I love this wine. It's not showing as well as the last time, though that may be due to a cork issue, but it's still exactly what I look for in California Cabernet. The nose lacks some intensity but reveals a nice core of soil, pencil led oak and subtle green herbs and even a suggestion of chili. On the palate this is light and bright with lovely freshness to the black raspberry, black currant fruit. the tannins are balanced but stiff and a touch dry, but backed up with plenty of ripe fruit. the acidity is well integrated and carries the wine through the finish where it really brightens up and adds a bit of porcini and a nice subtle blend of wood spice and herbs. Man this is well made and just perfectly sized. 92pts.


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Snooth User: samantha gaw
356700352
4.00 5
04/13/2010

medium dark garnet, medium plus body, full and slightly rough tannin, could use a bit more acidity and aromatic intensity (but suspect maybe I just have nose issues today) pencil lead, beef jerky, blackcurrant. Enjoyable now.


3.00 5
04/13/2010

Meaty and earthy, blackberry aromas. This is a big wine, full of drying tannins, dusty earth and deep ripe black fruit flavors.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
3.00 5
04/13/2010

Smells like a bright, ripe fruit bomb. In the mouth it's not quite as full-bodied as I was expecting - starts with a lean acidity and lots of red cherry. Very slight oak and a nicely complex finish. No complaints here.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
3.50 5
04/13/2010

Very rich, kind of dark chocolate and tobacco aroma. The mouth is very acidic, and a bit tannic. The body and length are really good. If you like chocolate or cigars, give this a shot.


Snooth User: Carly Wray
196958852
3.00 5
04/13/2010

First, there's the backyard: freshly shoveled soil, clips of St. Augustine, and blackberries, ripening, collecting dust in the sun. Fat, rich, dark fruit and a bit of chocolate in the mouth.


4.50 5
01/29/2010

Light purple color. Aromatic nose of clove, vanilla, and blackberry pie. Medium weight in the mouth with a broad entry that is balanced with a fantastic streak of acidity that carries through seamlessly along the mid-palate. Enough tannin in this wine to show its youth, but I think this is going to age nicely. Very nice finish. Every wine I've tasted from Folio (Michael Mondavi family) has a common theme of elegance and "old school" Napa winemaking.


External Reviews for Emblem Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford

External Review
08/01/2011

Rich, sophisticated and earthy, with concentrated dark berry and cassis aromas, beautifully balanced flavors of dried fruit and currants, and ripe, evolved tannins expressive of Rutherford dust. Its long, smooth finish marries rich fruit with savory, toasted oak tones.



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Our Cabernet Sauvignon from Oso Vineyard is beautifully balanced, with a supple, elegant texture and lush ripe fruit flavors of cherry, blackberry, and subtle oak nuances of chocolate, toffee, and toasted vanilla. From the mountain fruit, the wine extracts intense flavors, a firm structure, and excellent aging potential.

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