2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
92 Points – Wine Spectator Magazine
“Firm, dark, rich and concentrated, displaying a mix of power and finesse. Dark mocha, dried currant, loamy earth, black licorice and floral scents form the core flavors, which turn expansive on the finish. Offers a medley of licorice and dark fruits, ending with firm, flavorful tannins. Best from 2011 through 2022. 200 cases made.”
James Laube, reviewed Nov 15, 2010
"In general I'm not a fan of over-hyped, ultra-expensive wines that sell the sizzle, not the steak, but Jeremy Nickel has convinced me it's possible to create a Napa Valley great Cabernet from scratch and to do so with integrity and taste. I wish him luck and am glad to bring The Vineyard House to your attention."
- Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Jeremy Nickel hosting a three part series of weekly blind tastings and rankings of the Top 15 Cult Cabernet Sauvignons of Napa Valley from 2006.
"This wine is simply stunning, it's rich, concentrated, well balanced with good acidity. It has good tannic structure, great finesse, a finish that glistens across your palate and just lingers. I strongly urge you to consider getting on their mailing list before it closes and buy this wine before it is a thing of the past."
Connoisseurs Guide to CA Wine
91 | The Vineyard House
2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $175.00
"There is more than enough very deep and well-defined young fruit at work in this slightly nervy, firmly built offering, and that fact becomes more and more evident with each sip and sniff. The wine is keyed first and foremost on classic cassis character with complementary highlights of briar, sweet oak and a touch of forest-floor spice. It is tannic without being tough, and it is properly firm at the finish. It has the structure and depth to get better for a good many years."
Reviewed: April 2011
"Bursting at the seams with juicy, ripe and sweet black fruit flavors, the 2006 is another superior effort by Jeremy Nickel. The underlying ripple of enticing baking spices such as nutmeg and allspice from new French oak ageing are perfectly integrated into the wine. Subtle nuances of wet stone minerality and a slight side note of bramble add layers of character and complexity to this wine. The long finish is only icing on the cake. This full-bodied, liquid blackberry jam is delicious now but has enough 'stuffing' to last for 8 to 10 years." I loved the 2006 although thought the 2005 edged it out by a miniscule amount.
- Randa Warren (Master Sommelier)
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