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2006 Meteor Vineyard Estate- 3 pack

2006 Meteor Vineyard Estate- 3 pack

Our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon marries the elements of Meteor Vineyard's clonally diverse plantings in one singularly expressive wine. The 2006 harvest was far more challenging than 2005. Uneven bloom set during spring led to a veritable “fruit cocktail” – green berries and raisins interspersed with perfect, concentrated fruit. The solution – careful sorting in the field and even more diligence on the sorting table. This is classically structured Cabernet; succulent and vivacious dark fruit flavors supported by fine ripe tannins. 350 cases

100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aged 20 months in French oak, 50% new
Clones: 54% cl 7, 33% cl 337, 13% cl 4
Alc: 14.6%, TA: 6.1 g/l, pH: 3.62

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From the Vineyard - "The 2006 harvest was far more challenging than the 2005. An uneven bloom set during spring led to a veritable autumnal “fruit cocktail” - green berries and raisins interspersed with perfect, concentrated berries. This demanded incredible diligence from the entire vineyard team with multiple green harvests and leaf thinnings late into the season.  When harvest began mid October we were confident that we produced the absolute finest fruit possible." Mike Wolf, Vineyard Manager

From the Sommelier - "I have always been a big fan of vintages like 2006.  To make a great wine in a great vintage is easy, to create a great wine in a trying vintage is genius.  While most properties in Napa Valley saw production levels down around 50%, the producers of the best wines recognized that they needed to gently coax the remaining fruit towards perfection. For us at Meteor the solution was multifold - diligent vineyard management, careful sorting in the field and even more diligence on the sorting table. Thank goodness we are a boutique operation; hand sorting is intensive and exhausting work! The grapes that passed the gauntlet were as perfect as Cabernet Sauvignon gets."  Jason Alexander, Sommelier and General Manager

From the Winemaker - "The palette of clones in the vineyard offered an array of characteristics when it came time to blend. The dark brooding fruit and chocolate tones from clone 7, the structure and intensity from clone 4 and the bright effusive fruit of 337 resulted in a wine of precocious aromatics and penetrating depth. This, coupled with what is quickly becoming our trademark velvety, lush mouthfeel, show the evolution of a vineyard that is truly coming of age. The 2006 Meteor Vineyard Estate is saturated violet tinged ruby color. Vibrant and intense, the Estate Cabernet displays rich black cherry and cassis aromas overlaid with dark chocolate. This is classically structured Cabernet; succulent and vivacious dark fruit flavors supported by fine ripe tannins.” Dawnine Dyer, Winemaker

From the Critics - "This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Coombsville area of southern Napa exhibits an opaque purple color as well as an attractive bouquet of blue and black fruits intermixed with toasty oak, licorice, tobacco leaf, and underlying earthy notes. Impressively concentrated, medium to full-bodied, pure, textured, and long, this 2006 is approachable now, and should continue to drink well for 15 years. "  Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate