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Viader Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Dare 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

Alan Viader fermented the fruit for our DARE by Viader Cabernet Sauvignon in small batches of fewer than 6 tons each in stainless steel tanks with whole berries and long cold soaks, turning the volume of the tanks constantly. Fermentations were quick, at temperatures below 85-88°F to preserve the delicate aromas. The gentle extraction slowly building the middle structure of the wines. Extended maceration periods, more than double of previous vintages, was done to balance tannin structure with richer and denser fruit notes. Wines remained sur lees for a period of 4 months with batonage (stirring) every 2 weeks.

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Viader Vineyards & Winery:
VIADER's vineyards and winery are located on the steep rocky slopes of Howell Mountain in the Napa Valley. While raising four children on her own, Argentine-born Delia Viader forged the vision and design for her unique estate vineyard property, wine blend and brand. Because of her dedication, persistence and insight, VIADER was recognized early on as a first growth property and the wines... Read more
VIADER's vineyards and winery are located on the steep rocky slopes of Howell Mountain in the Napa Valley. While raising four children on her own, Argentine-born Delia Viader forged the vision and design for her unique estate vineyard property, wine blend and brand. Because of her dedication, persistence and insight, VIADER was recognized early on as a first growth property and the wines have been highly coveted since inception. She has earned the reputation as a pioneer for planting the vines running directly down the mountain, in a style normally found in Europe. After some initial criticism, the planting technique with its vertical trellises is now regarded as an ideal model for growing super-premium quality grapes. The original focus on Cabernet Franc as the main blending component was a natural homage to Delia's European roots and her love of Cheval Blanc. In the last few years, Delia's children have joined the business, making this a true family operation. Read less

External Reviews for Viader Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Dare

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
07/13/2010

Viader Vineyards DARE Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 and all other wine from Viader Vineyards are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from WineDada.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from USA and across the globe.


External Review
Source: WineChateau.com
03/27/2010

The 2006 DARE by Viader Cabernet Sauvignon opens with rich aromas of blackberry, ripe blueberry and caramel, hints of earthy leather and sweet Indian spices. Very dark in color, on the palate it shows ripe currant, cherry and licorice flavors perfectly integrated with the sweet oak tannins. The intensity of ripe fruit, coupled with fine tannins guarantee early drinking pleasure. This wine will liven up a meal and impress the discerning collector.



Tasting Notes:

The 2006 DARE by Viader Cabernet Sauvignon opens with rich aromas of blackberry, ripe blueberry and caramel, hints of earthy leather and sweet Indian spices. Very dark in color, on the palate it shows ripe currant, cherry and licorice flavors perfectly integrated with the sweet oak tannins. The intensity of ripe fruit, coupled with fine tannins guarantee early drinking pleasure. This wine will liven up a meal and impress the discerning collector.

Alan Viader fermented the fruit for our DARE by Viader Cabernet Sauvignon in small batches of fewer than 6 tons each in stainless steel tanks with whole berries and long cold soaks, turning the volume of the tanks constantly. Fermentations were quick, at temperatures below 85-88°F to preserve the delicate aromas. The gentle extraction slowly building the middle structure of the wines. Extended maceration periods, more than double of previous vintages, was done to balance tannin structure with richer and denser fruit notes. Wines remained sur lees for a period of 4 months with batonage (stirring) every 2 weeks.

1715 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Notes: used French Oak barrels


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