Igneous 2006 Cabernet Napa Valley

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Only 200 cases of this stunning Igneous 2006 Cabernetnew release were made.  I had a bottle open for 3 days and it was still drinking very well after all that time. I was surprised by the low (91) rating Robert Parker gave it, it warranted a much higher score – but who am I to tell?  Robert Parker’s review:

“The dense purple-hued 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits beautiful aromas of scorched earth and black and blue fruits, graceful, medium to full-bodied flavors, high, but sweet tannin, plenty of glycerin, richness, purity, and intensity, and a multilayered mouthfeel. This beauty should hit its peak in 3-4 years, and last for 18-20. Kirk Venge, along with proprietors Don and Ann Huckfeld (also owners of one of the area’s leading water well drilling companies), are the powers behind these impressive Cabernet fashioned from two vineyards, the well-known Thorevilos, co-owned by David Abreu and Ric Forman, and the Huckfeld Ranch. They are primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot included in the blend.”

On a side bar – I tasted this wine against some big names from Napa, and can tell you that Igneous put them to shame!  The wines were: Stag’s Leap Cask 23, Hartwell, Niebaum Coppola Rubicon, Caymus Special Selection, Staglin, Quintessa and Phelps Insignia.  This was a blind tasting and Igneous came in #1!!!

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