Wine Last Sold on: November 3, 2012
2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
|Region:||California: Sonoma Coast|
|Availability:||Less than 10 cases remaining|
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Mission Codename: Napa's Kryptonite
- Agent Red
- After a protracted investigation of SuperSonoman, direct Agent Red to infiltrate the winery - in order to procure an ample allocation of their prized 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
- Mission Status
- Chris Taddei
SuperSonoman 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon makes you forget all about that other valley to the east. This is a powerful, complex Cabernet that rivals the best that Napa has to offer.
Winemaker Chris Taddei is as fanatical as they come. From the vineyard to the bottle, he does it all with his own two hands. Chris has created this stunning 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from a single vineyard at an altitude of just over 1000 ft.
This wine was an incredible find for our Operatives - only 100 cases were made.
Dark purplish red in color with a bright red rim. The depth of color lets you know, immediately, that you are in for an experience to savor.
Dark stone fruits, leather, tobacco & spicy oak fill the nose.
Very warm and rich on the palette with finely tuned tannins and elegant fruit flavors that are engaging and bold.
Roasted blackberry with subtle hints of chocolate and coffee are rounded by 22 months in 100% new French oak.
A long, structured finish with a pleasant and persistent grippiness. Supple and plush flavors extend throughout.
What the Winery Says
The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) is dark purplish red in color with a bright red rim. The complex aromatics show intense dark stone fruits, leather, tobacco, spicy oak, caramel, and cassis. The flavors of stone fruit, roasted Blackberry and coffee and chocolate are wrapped around a core of red fruit flavors. The 2006 is full-bodied, rich, and stylish with smooth tannins that turn grippe on the finish. The complexity of the 2006 is stunning and the wine will cellar age and will drink exceptionally well for the next 10 to 15 years.
Oak Aging: 22 months in 100% New French Oak
Limited release of 100 cases
About the Winery
It began with a desire to make the best Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County has ever produced.
The diverse geology of Sonoma County and its topography have made it the ideal location to make world class wine for years but the grapes that are most often associated with the region have been Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Zinfandel to name a few. If you were looking for an elegant, age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon however, the choice was easy, go to the Napa Valley. We bring you another choice, Super Sonoman Wine.
We discovered a series of micro vineyards on the slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains above the Russian River Valley. Sitting at altitudes varying from 900 feet to 1500 feet above Sea level. The vineyards are almost always out of the fog and reap the rewards of warm nurturing sunshine. It’s a place where the cool air of the ocean pours in at night during the ripening months of the summer, lending to exceptional hang time, thus aiding in the physiological development of well balanced, ripe fruit.
The first grapes were harvested in October of 2003. We now have our first four vintages in the bottle and two vintages in barrel. We have fulfilled our original vision through hard work and the desire to create a memorable wine experience that we hope you’ll share with family and friends for years to come.
Wine making with vision…Super Sonoman Wine.