2006 Duckhorn Vineyards Estate Grown Rector Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2006 Duckhorn Vineyards Estate Grown Rector Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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Reflecting the distinctive qualities of Rector Creek, this wine offers a classic representation of mid-valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Connoisseurs' Guide
93

Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot Cooperage 100% French oak Chateau-style barrels (60 gallons) Age of Barrels: 100% new
Winemaker Notes
Shaped by cooling breezes that slow ripening and lengthen the growing season, Rector Creek consistently produces an exceptionally elegant expression of Cabernet Sauvignon highlighting integrated tannins and dark red fruit flavors. This wine begins with aromas of raspberry, red licorice, black currant jelly, cedar, clove and cocoa, before revealing flavors of blueberry, cherry cola and vanilla. On the palate, the texture is fleshy and mouth-filling and the smooth tannins are framed by rich, plush oak.
Production
The 2006 growing season was marked by a very mild summer with a mid-July heat spike that accelerated ripening. Mild temperatures continued throughout the fall allowing for a moderately paced harvest. The long growing season brought complex and intense flavor and aroma development.
Other Notes
Release Date: September 2009

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2006
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Rector Creek Vineyard
Harvest Date
October 18—31, 2006
Sugar
27.0 Brix
Acid
.60 g/100ml titratable acidity
pH
3.51
Aging
18 Months
Fermentation
10-12 days fermentation at 80°F
Bottling Date
July 2008
Alcohol %
14.5
Connoisseurs' Guide
93

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Standard Bottle

750ml

5 - 5oz Glasses

Serves 2-4

Magnum

1.5 Liters

2 Standard Bottles

Serves 4-5

Double Magnum or Jeroboam

3 Liters

4 Standard Bottles

Serves 6-8

Imperial

6 Liters

8 Standard Bottles

Serves 12-16

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