2006 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon Patzimaro Vineyard

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91 points, two puffs
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
It is a difficult if wholly enjoyable task to pick a clear favorite, and like its partner from Rector Creek, this one is a wonderfully supple and fleshy wine whose ample ripeness and delicious fruit come without excess. Its nicely fit tannins provide structure without imparting toughness while its inviting charms remind a bit of top-flight Merlot, and, if close to irresistible now, it too is a candidate for long-term keeping and should be held for at least a half-dozen years.

89+ points
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
The finest wine of this group appears to be the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Patzimaro Vineyard. It reveals a dense ruby/purple color, attractive aromas of lead pencil shavings, black currants, and loamy soil, good fruit, and an elegant, medium-bodied personality. There are some noticeable tannins, but they are sufficiently balanced. Give this 2006 5-6 years of bottle age, and drink it over the following two decades.