2006 Abreu - Madrona Ranch (Cabernet Sauvignon) 750ml

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WA 96+   Collector 97
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 96+

Abreu's first venture with Cabernet Sauvignon was from the Madrona Ranch, which is essentially the lower hillsides of Spring Mountain, just northwest of St. Helena. The dense purple-colored 2006 Madrona Ranch (55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot) is extraordinary. Its nose of charcoal, espresso roast, blackberries, cassis, crushed rocks, and white chocolate is followed by a ripe, pure wine with a fabulous mid-palate texture (a characteristic of all these wines), and good balance as well as length. It will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring, and keep for 30 years.

Drink Dates: 2011-2041
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 186

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 97
Author: David 429
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 05/04/2012
Drink Dates: 2015-2040
Deep dark ruby red incredible wine with an amazing nose of blue and black berries, beautiful soft well integrated tannins with a long wonderful finish. Decanted for 2 hours before consuming, softened more when decanted at restaurant. Will wait several years to try again. Fantastic wine.

Average rating: 96, based on 2 reviews
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172 bottles owned by 55 collectors.

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About This Producer


If you adhere to the premise that great wine begins in the vineyard, then you have to admire the influence David Abreu has had on the ultra-premium wine industry. His impact began in the 1980s when he founded Abreu Vineyards after graduating from the Viticulture and Enology program at UC Davis. His reputation was enhanced through the success of his vineyard management company, and he became one of the most sought-after viticulture consultants. Famous clients include Blankiet, Staglin, Colgin, Bryant, Araujo and many others. His own wines reflect his expert vineyard management skills and innate ability to translate the grapes' excellence into stunning wine. Abreu also produces a proprietary red blend called Rothwell Hyde.

See other similar producers: Bryant Family Vineyards, David Arthur Vineyards, Araujo Estate Wines

Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon


Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

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