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2006 Cadence - Tapteil Vineyard

UNITED STATES / WASHINGTON / RED MOUNTAIN
  • 93 WA
  • 85 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 102585-2006
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    (53% cabernet sauvignon, 32% merlot and 15% cabernet franc) Good red-ruby. Plum, cassis and roast coffee on the nose; less fruity today than the Ciel du Cheval bottling. Then richer, sweeter and denser in the mouth, with an almost glyceral texture for a wine from this producer. The mouthfeel here could hardly be more different from the Ciel. There's a lushness and terrific breadth to the sweet berry flavors that reminded me of a top California cabernet, but with no shortage of energy. The spreading finish features a note of dried tarragon. This is carrying 14.7% alcohol and was aged in 40% new oak.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 85

    A strong tannic grip clamps down on ripe cherry, prune and roasted meat flavors, finishing very firm. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
    Drink Dates: 2011+
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    As it was in the 2005 vintage, the 2006 Taptiel Vineyard is my favorite among the Cadence offerings. It is composed of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, and 15% Cabernet Franc from vines planted in 1985. Dark ruby-colored, it offers up a complex perfume of pain grille, pencil lead, incense, black cherry, and black currant. Rich, dense, and layered on the palate, it manages to combine elegance with power. Structured and well-balanced, it will evolve for 5-7 years and offer a drinking window extending from 2015 to 2026.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2026
    Author: Jay Miller
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  • Following the winemaking traditions of Bordeaux has allowed Cadence to translate the Red Mountain appellation grapes they source into serious single vineyard wines. Both the "Ciel du Cheval" and "Tapteil" productions have structured balance of fruit, acidity and weight that promise initial satisfaction (decanted, of course) and cellar placement. The "Ciel du Cheval" is 39% Cabernet Franc, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, and 8% Petit Verdot. The "Tapteil" is 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, and 6% Cabernet Franc. Both burst with the mineral-laced black fruit and tobacco/cedar spice that is coming to define Washington State's Red Mountain AVA.

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    In a state most often associated with rain and apples, vineyards occupy more land each year. Nearly all of this vineyard expansion has taken place in the eastern part of the state, where arid, almost desert-like conditions prevail. Winters are harsh and frost is always a threat, but such conditions, along with sandy soils, have allowed most Washington vines to grow on their own rootstocks—a rarity among wine regions throughout the world. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 6 bottles owned
    • 4 collectors