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Vanité 2006

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WINEMAKER'S NOTES Notes of violets and acacia combine with the sweet scent of crushed brambleberries to introduce this seriously sexy wine. The palate follows the nose with well knitted tannins supporting a mélange of cherries, pomegranate, European dark chocolate, espresso, earth and a lingering finish of spice box. VARIETAL 32% Cabernet Sauvignon 32% Merlot 32% Zinfandel 4% Petite Verdot WINEMAKING Fermented with French yeast Cold Soak at 50 degrees for 5 days Maturation period – 10 days Maceration period – 7 days Racked three times • 25.8 Brix at harvest • 3.76 pH at bottling • 0.58 TA at bottling Bottled unfined and unfiltered BARREL AGING 20 months in 100% new French Oak barrels ALCOHOL 15.0% by volume BOTTLING DATE June 30, 2008 RELEASE DATE March 1, 2009 PRODUCTION 117 cases CELLARING Delectable while young, this wine will continue to develop in complexity and will age gracefully for the next several years.

Region: USA » California » Napa

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Color: Red
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Vanité Wines:
We invite you to experience our plush, rich, layered and unabashedly seductive wines. Produced in very limited quantities, we use a gentle hand, initiative, precision, persuasion and a woman's intuition to coax the wine to reveal its true color, complexity, innate essence and structure. Our hand-crafted wines are made from fruit from select, award-winning, small-lot vineyards in Napa and Son... Read more
We invite you to experience our plush, rich, layered and unabashedly seductive wines. Produced in very limited quantities, we use a gentle hand, initiative, precision, persuasion and a woman's intuition to coax the wine to reveal its true color, complexity, innate essence and structure. Our hand-crafted wines are made from fruit from select, award-winning, small-lot vineyards in Napa and Sonoma Valley. The grapes are hand-sorted, and allowed to go through primary and secondary fermentation using French yeast. French oak is thoughtfully integrated to match our fruit’s nuances and power to create a balanced and exquisite wine that is both lovely and expressive. Read less

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Snooth User: Wexx
48355310
4.00 5
05/21/2010

I really enjoyed the 2006 Vanité Red. It was a nice blend of Cab, Merlot, Zin and Petit Verdot. On the nose I get loads of cherries and chocolate. On the tongue it is quite smooth and well balanced. I look forward to tasting upcoming wines from Vanité.


Snooth User: FlyBoyWakesurf
4866277
4.00 5
05/25/2010

Vanité offers both style and structure, bursting with lively aromas of cherry, pomegranate and mocha, with plush and layered flavors of wild berry, fresh sage and licorice. Lush and ripe, this is a decadent wine with excellent structure and great complexity. Brenda's maiden vintage, I am looking forward to trying other wines from this promising new winemaker.


Snooth User: JSCCCC
4869617
0.00 5
05/25/2010

Yep - I've got something to say. I still have 1/2 a dozen bottles of the passion - and I'm going to continue to covet it. Not for sale! But apparently I’ll need to add my contact info before it posts.


Snooth User: JSCCCC
4869617
4.00 5
05/25/2010

Four glasses



Tasting Notes:

Notes of violets and acacia combine with the sweet scent of crushed brambleberries to introduce this seriously sexy wine. The palate follows the nose with well knitted tannins supporting a mélange of cherries, pomegranate, European dark chocolate, espresso, earth and a lingering finish of spice box. Delectable while young, this wine will continue to develop in complexity and will age gracefully for the next several years.

WINEMAKER'S NOTES Notes of violets and acacia combine with the sweet scent of crushed brambleberries to introduce this seriously sexy wine. The palate follows the nose with well knitted tannins supporting a mélange of cherries, pomegranate, European dark chocolate, espresso, earth and a lingering finish of spice box. VARIETAL 32% Cabernet Sauvignon 32% Merlot 32% Zinfandel 4% Petite Verdot WINEMAKING Fermented with French yeast Cold Soak at 50 degrees for 5 days Maturation period – 10 days Maceration period – 7 days Racked three times • 25.8 Brix at harvest • 3.76 pH at bottling • 0.58 TA at bottling Bottled unfined and unfiltered BARREL AGING 20 months in 100% new French Oak barrels ALCOHOL 15.0% by volume BOTTLING DATE June 30, 2008 RELEASE DATE March 1, 2009 PRODUCTION 117 cases CELLARING Delectable while young, this wine will continue to develop in complexity and will age gracefully for the next several years.

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127 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 20 months in French Oak.

Notes: 50% new oak barrels

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 15.00% pH: 3.76
Total Acidity: .58 grams per liter

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