Mario Bazan 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Mario Bazán's 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon is a mélange of color, aromas and flavor from truly distinctive fruit in Napa Valley's "Silverado Shelf." There, the overnight fog hangs until late in the morning with moderate day time temperatures and cool evenings, providing idyllic growing conditions for Cabernet Sauvignon. Just the second release from Mario Bazán Cellars, this 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded 92 Points from Robert Parker who calls this bottling, "an elegant effort." The inviting deep garnet hue is only the beginning of what delivers and lingers on the nose and palate. The Mario Bazán Cabernet Sauvignon unveils exuberant aromas of blackberry, black cherry, licorice, black pepper, sandalwood, graham cracker, and chocolate. A smooth, creamy entry is followed by ebullient flavors of dark fruit and dried herbs, which envelop a rich, dense core. The expansive mid-palate of the wine is sure to satisfy any Cabernet drinker's quest. A fine-grained texture gives way to lingering waves of voluptuous dark chocolate finish. Rewarding now, this 2006 vintage will age gracefully for ten years. [+]