Burly Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006
Single vineyard 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Simpkins Vineyard in Napa Valley.
Not a typical Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, the 2006 Burly is unexpectedly uniquely elegant and sophisticated, perhaps due to its name, or perhaps from having previously tasted the 2005 and 2007 vintages. Fruit flavors are strongly evident; tannins and acidity are beautifully balanced with a long and pleasant finish.
For dinner I would choose the ‘06 in a heartbeat; to drink on its own, the ‘05 and ‘07 provide a more expected Napa mouth-filling rough and tumble.
High end great value at $60 retail. (RD)