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2006 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Rancho Del Oso Vineyard Napa Valley

2006 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Rancho Del Oso Vineyard Napa Valley
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2006 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Rancho Del Oso Vineyard Napa Valley

2006 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Rancho Del Oso Vineyard Napa Valley

Medium ruby. Black cherry, ripe raspberry, menthol, minerals and flowers on the nose. Tight and rather lean on entry, then juicy and cool in the middle palate, with less sweetness and more of an herbal character than the St. Helena Home Vineyard bottling. I find these tannins slightly tough.


The Vineyards
The 'Rancho del Oso Roja' vineyard, located on Howell Mountain at approximately 1800 feet elevation and named for the red bears that swim in the nearby pond, has red, volcanic soils that are friable and loose, with excellent drainage. Plush yet graceful, it exhibits the earthiness of a mountain wine while retaining a notable elegance.

Vintage
The 2006 growing season began with a slightly delayed budbreak after quite a bit of Winter and Spring rain. Summer was moderately warm, with the exception of a heat wave in July that helped speed the growth of the vines. Mild weather continued through much of harvest, allowing for consistent and deliberate ripening of the grapes.

Winemaking
With Cabernet of this quality, Ed and Laurie believe in taking a minimalist approach to winemaking. Vinifying the fruit from each vineyard separately, the winemaking team used tailored pump-over techniques for optimal extraction, and then aged the wines for approximately two years in hand-selected, custom-toasted barrels of new French Nevers oak from coopers with whom they have long-established relationships.
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$1,200.00  /  Case
 
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Vintage: 2006
Appellation: Napa Valley
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