2006 Mountain Terraces Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley
The grapes for this hillside Cabernet Sauvignon were grown exclusively at the Mountain Terraces Vineyard, high above Glen Ellen on the southwestern slope of the Mayacama Range. The vineyard was planted along terraces climbing from 600 to 1800 feet above sea level.
Grapes for this vintage were sourced from two distinct vineyard blocks. The first block, Phase II, is clone 7 on 110R and was planted in 1992 in rialyte soils. The second block, Phase III, is also clone 7 on 110R, but is one year younger and planted in basalt soils.
The severity of the terrain, thin soils and southwestern exposure combine to make this an uncommon growing situation for Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon. Prudent viticultural practices in these growing conditions maximize concentration and flavor development in this very special, 2006 vintage wine.
The 2006 vintage of this wine is a big, flashy representation of the Mountain Terraces Vineyard. Opulent dark fruit flavors layered with cherries and black tea lead to voluptuous textures and fined grained tannins. This is our best vintage yet from the Mountain Terraces vineyard.