This 2006 release begins with aromas of cocoa, cherry and plum. Subtle floral aromas develop in the glass. On the palate there are rich flavors of dark cherry and raspberry that lead to an elegant finish, with layers of rich texture and incredible length. The fruit for this wine is sourced primarily from two of our favorite vineyards. The Taplin 2 block of Lewelling vineyard in St Helena has been a main component of our Reserve Cabernet since its first bottling in 2002. Farmed by our vineyard manager Doug Wight, this vineyard always shows as the best of the best in our cellar. The other component of this wine is our own Lynch Family Vineyard, from owner Randy and Lisa's Estate in Calistoga. This vineyard is producing some amazing Cabernet Sauvignon and we are so proud to see our Estate wines as part of our Reserve program for two years now.
92 Points Wine Spectator
Tight, focused and well-structured, with a firm band of cedar-and-mineral-laced currant, graphite, herb and cherry. Gains complexity and depth before ending with ripe, chewy tannins. Best from 2010 through 2017. JL