Tuesday, February 8, 2011

2006 Cleavage Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

This Napa Valley Cabernet displays intriguing aromas and complex layers of flavor--something we all look for in a wine. In the glass, we smelled a combination of oak and earth, along with prunes and dried figs.

A wine with "complex layers of flavor" shows off different flavors with each sip. If a wine is exceptional, these flavors work in synergy! We found that in this cab. We started off tasting that rustic earthy basement (the good kind!) we got on the nose. This led to lovely amounts of oak (not too much) filled with pomegranate and black cherries. On the back end, a floral component (lilacs?) showed wonderfully!

The mouth feel was great. The tannins were firm and tight. This cabernet was robust, full bodied with a long finish. This wine will look even better in a year, but by all means, buy at least one bottle to drink now! A must-have from Cleavage Creek! If you haven't heard of them already, you should definitely check them out. They're a winery devoted to breast cancer research to which they donate 10% of their sales. You can read more about their story here.


I love what you've done presenting this wine photographically! For me, the connection works.

Post a Comment