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Napa Angel Aurelio's Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

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Full-bodied wine with firm, soft tannins. Deep and intense garnet red. Rich and harmonious with an integrated, mature and mellow fruit character that makes this wine elegant and silky and opulent at the same time. In the mouth-feel it has a lingering character given by the Oak Knoll and Yountville gravely terroirs. Generous fruit expression with hints of blackberries, plums and layers of black cherries. Velvety in the mid palate, with nuances of perfectly integrated French oak. Nice long finish. A wine to be aged for at least 15 years or to be enjoyed now. Decanting the wine for at least one hour before serving is recommended for better enjoyment. Ideal pairing with blackened fish, roasted game, duck, steak, and strong cheeses.

Region: USA » California » Napa » Oak Knoll

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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External Reviews for Napa Angel Aurelio's Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
04/23/2011

An extraordinary achievement, this Cabernet is produced by the Montes Winery team in Napa Valley. Aurelio Montes has always had a deep love for Cabernet Sauvignon. He has traveled all around the wine world and, as a master winemaker, has been the creator of superb Cabernet Sauvignon in Chile, in Bordeaux, in Mendoza and now in Napa Valley. His intuition has always led him to the best Cabernet Sauvignon terroirs in all these places and the result of his efforts has been outstanding. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes sourced from the Napa regions of Oak Knoll and Yountville. The soil in these areas is predominantly gravel with a proportion of alluvial loam that helps to achieve harmonious and balanced wines. The Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this wine a tremendous 97 points saying "From Chilean winemaker, Aurelio Montes, this 100% Cabernet shows massively concentrated flavors of ripe blackberries and cassis, with richer notes of dark chocolate, anise, spices and smoky cedar. What an amazing tannin structure, intricate, fine and complex. A wine to drink now for sheer opulence or to age for at least a dozen years." Limited!



Full-bodied wine with firm, soft tannins. Deep and intense garnet red. Rich and harmonious with an integrated, mature and mellow fruit character that makes this wine elegant and silky and opulent at the same time. In the mouth-feel it has a lingering character given by the Oak Knoll and Yountville gravely terroirs. Generous fruit expression with hints of blackberries, plums and layers of black cherries. Velvety in the mid palate, with nuances of perfectly integrated French oak. Nice long finish. A wine to be aged for at least 15 years or to be enjoyed now. Decanting the wine for at least one hour before serving is recommended for better enjoyment. Ideal pairing with blackened fish, roasted game, duck, steak, and strong cheeses.

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