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Lionheart Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006

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This is a blend of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from the Shikon, Vineyard X and Stagecoach vineyards plus a small amount of Napa Valley Merlot. Shikon vineyard provides powerful, fruit aromatics while the Stagecoach vineyard provides excellent mid-palate and ageworthy refined tannic backbone. Vineyard X provides expressive, ripe fruit with an affinity for new oak aging. The wine is easily identifiable as a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon due to the opaque ruby/black color and medium+ intensity nose of espresso, black olives, black and red currants, tobacco, plum, dark cherry, violets, blue berry and a hint of green leafiness. On the palate, the wine shows high acidity, medium+ length, medium+ fine-grained tannins with an pronounced intensity flavors of: black olive, espresso, black currant, white and black cracked pepper, tobacco, warm spices and an espresso red fruit finish. Analysis: Alcohol: 14.75% pH: 3.76 TA: 7.0 grams/liter Bottling Date: May 19, 2008 Release Date: July 19, 2008 Total Produced: 36 Cases

Region: USA » California » Napa

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Lionheart Wines:
Lionheart Wines is a boutique winery producing premium food-friendly wines. Our wines have crisp acidity, complex and layered aromas and flavors, and excellent mouth-feel, all of which combine into lovely, balanced wines ready to drink upon release but also with aging potential! We are proud supporters of The Lionheart School, Rebuilding Together - San Francisco and the SPCA of San Francisco.... Read more
Lionheart Wines is a boutique winery producing premium food-friendly wines. Our wines have crisp acidity, complex and layered aromas and flavors, and excellent mouth-feel, all of which combine into lovely, balanced wines ready to drink upon release but also with aging potential! We are proud supporters of The Lionheart School, Rebuilding Together - San Francisco and the SPCA of San Francisco. We donate 5% of each purchase when you specify which charity you would like to support. We have donated $2044.73 so far and hoping to greatly increase that number! The Lionheart School is having it's annual wine charity auction on January 23, 2010. Please consider making a donation to help them build a permanent home! Please explore the web site to find out more about our wines and how to purchase the wines. We have provided suggested food pairings along with the supporting recipes for your dining pleasure. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Lionheart Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065218,438
4.00 5
12/14/2009

Big and sweet on the nose but with layered and complex notes of smoke, chipotle, black fruit, leather, dried grass and musk and soil tones. Big, rich and soft with a chocolate toned dark dried cherry fruitiness that supported by good acids and plenty of fine-grained tannins. Finishes with good focus, this is a bit in a rough and tumble style but has good length and a distinct character. Tannins build on the finish so this should benefit from a year or two in the cellar. 90pts


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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
4.00 5
01/31/2010

Had this with some red meat sauce, and it was perfect. Mild black pepper and chili grace a robust cherry body, with notes of coffee and tobacco. Just a touch of sweetness, with nice tannins. Love it.


External Reviews for Lionheart Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Source: AmericanWinery.com
07/24/2009

This is a blend of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from the Shikon, vineyard X and Stagecoach vineyards plus a small amount of Napa Valley Merlot. Shikon vineyard provides powerful, fruit aromatics while the Stagecoach vineyard provides excellent mid-palate and ageworthy refined tannic backbone. vineyard X provides expressive, ripe fruit with an affinity for new oak aging. The wine is easily identifiable as a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon due to the opaque ruby/black color and medium+ intensity nose of espresso, black olives, black and red currants, tobacco, plum, dark cherry, violets, blue berry and a hint of green leafiness. On the palate, the wine shows high acidity, medium+ length, medium+ fine-grained tannins with an pronounced intensity flavors of: black olive, espresso, black currant, white and black cracked pepper, tobacco, warm spices and an espresso red fruit finish. Analysis: alcohol: 14.75% pH: 3.76 TA: 7.0 grams/liter



This is a blend of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from the Shikon, Vineyard X and Stagecoach vineyards plus a small amount of Napa Valley Merlot. Shikon vineyard provides powerful, fruit aromatics while the Stagecoach vineyard provides excellent mid-palate and ageworthy refined tannic backbone. Vineyard X provides expressive, ripe fruit with an affinity for new oak aging. The wine is easily identifiable as a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon due to the opaque ruby/black color and medium+ intensity nose of espresso, black olives, black and red currants, tobacco, plum, dark cherry, violets, blue berry and a hint of green leafiness. On the palate, the wine shows high acidity, medium+ length, medium+ fine-grained tannins with an pronounced intensity flavors of: black olive, espresso, black currant, white and black cracked pepper, tobacco, warm spices and an espresso red fruit finish. Analysis: Alcohol: 14.75% pH: 3.76 TA: 7.0 grams/liter Bottling Date: May 19, 2008 Release Date: July 19, 2008 Total Produced: 36 Cases

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