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Moon Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2006

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Wine Tasting Notes Our Moon Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon shows off richly layered aromas and deep, velvety flavors filled with black cherry and cassis character. Bittersweet chocolate and smoky spice nuances add complexity to the rich, dark fruit expression. Supple tannins structure the wine and support the ripe, expansive flavors that persist through the lingering finish. This Cabernet Sauvignons beautiful balance reflects the diversity and synergy of grapes grown in Sonomas soils and climates. Pair this opulent Cabernet Sauvignon with full-flavored entrees, such as grilled steak and roast lamb, or with cheese courses.

Region: USA » California » Sonoma Valley

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  • 2006

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Winery: Moon Mountain
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Moon Mountain:
Moon Mountain Vineyard is located high on the Sonoma Valley side of Mount Veeder, at nearly the 2,000-foot elevation. The steep, southern-facing slopes consist of soils called the Sonoma Volcanics, which are derived from rock, volcanic ash and lava. These soils, combined with the rigors of growing on the mountainside, push the vines to work harder, resulting in small, intensely flavored fruit. ... Read more
Moon Mountain Vineyard is located high on the Sonoma Valley side of Mount Veeder, at nearly the 2,000-foot elevation. The steep, southern-facing slopes consist of soils called the Sonoma Volcanics, which are derived from rock, volcanic ash and lava. These soils, combined with the rigors of growing on the mountainside, push the vines to work harder, resulting in small, intensely flavored fruit. To balance these rugged conditions, we organically farm each row to gently enhance the complexity of the vineyard by creating a rich, healthy growing environment and produce grapes with pure flavors and a pronounced sense of place. Read less

Member Reviews for Moon Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County

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Snooth User: rhill2990
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3.50 5
08/22/2009

Nice Cabernet, particularly for this price. It has a nose of blackberry and currant. It has a nice rich purple hue. The tannins are on the gentle side. The wine has a very nice finish.


Snooth User: Ibn Shisha
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3.50 5
09/05/2009

Deep garnet black in the glass, slow legs. Nice black cherry nose. Heavy in the mouth, chocalate covered berries, acidic tail. Great cab for the price, especially 50% at World Market.


Snooth User: bybrandy
20019143
4.00 5
12/18/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Moon Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesOur Moon Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon shows off richly layered aromas and deep, velvety flavors filled with black cherry and cassis character. Bittersweet chocolate and smoky spice nuances add complexity to the rich, dark fruit expression. Supple tannins structure the wine and support the ripe, expansive flavors that persist through the lingering finish. This Cabernet Sauvignons beautiful balance reflects the diversity and synergy of grapes grown in Sonomas soils and climates. Pair this opulent Cabernet Sauvignon with full-flavored entrees, such as grilled steak and roast lamb, or with cheese courses.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
03/24/2010

Moon Mountain Vineyard is located high on the Sonoma Valley side of Mount Veeder, at nearly the 2,000-foot elevation. Originally part of the Carmenet Estate that produced award winning Cabs in the 80's and 90's, Moon Mountain was spun-off as its own winery with a 75 acre organic estate vineyard. The grapes for this ’06 Cab are sourced from there as well as vineyards in Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma Valley, Alexander Valley and Russian River Valley. A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and the rest Malbec and Petite Verdot, fermented in small tanks for maximum skin contact. The wine was aged 18 months in French and American oak barrels and shows ripe cassis flavors along with minerals, anise and smoke. On Sale!!



Wine Tasting Notes Our Moon Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon shows off richly layered aromas and deep, velvety flavors filled with black cherry and cassis character. Bittersweet chocolate and smoky spice nuances add complexity to the rich, dark fruit expression. Supple tannins structure the wine and support the ripe, expansive flavors that persist through the lingering finish. This Cabernet Sauvignons beautiful balance reflects the diversity and synergy of grapes grown in Sonomas soils and climates. Pair this opulent Cabernet Sauvignon with full-flavored entrees, such as grilled steak and roast lamb, or with cheese courses.

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