2006 Kongsgaard - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

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2006 Kongsgaard - Cabernet Sauvignon
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International Wine Cellar | 92

Good medium ruby-red. Brooding aromas of black fruits, licorice, tar and fresh herbs; a bit less harmonious on the nose than the young 2006. Then dense and lush on the palate, with a nicely restrained sweetness to the flavors of black fruits, minerals and iodine. This is clearly less ripe than the 2007 but nonetheless boasts very good stuffing and length.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 144

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Wine Advocate | 89+

Notes of crushed rocks, spring flowers, black raspberries, and currants emerge from the austere, tannic, medium to full-bodied, tough-textured 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon. It seems like a long distance runner, but I am not sure it will ever have the complexity, charm, or joy of either the 2005 or 2007.

Drink Dates: 2011-2026
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 180

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Score: 92
Author: dfn76
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 04/08/2012
More Vintages and Sizes of Kongsgaard - Cabernet Sauvignon :

2010 (750ml)
2008 (750ml)
2007 (750ml)

About This Producer


Fifth-generation Napa natives John and Maggy Kongsgaard produce The Judge, Chardonnay, VioRous, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Low yielding vineyards and traditional low-intervention winemaking techniques produce powerful, graceful wines which are high intensity expressions of vineyard and variety.

The core of their endeavor is the ten-acre vineyard they planted in the late 1970s on a rocky hilltop in southern Napa Valley which has belonged to the Kongsgaard family since the 1920s. In addition to these family acres, they direct the farming under long-term contract on another seven acres in Carneros and three acres near St. Helena. The winery, on the eastern rim of Napa Valley, is a cave drilled into the volcanic rock. Production is limited to what they can make with their own hands.

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