The Oakville AVA in Napa California, in my opinion, produces some of the Cabernet Sauvignon in the world. Some wineries that come to mind is Nickel and Nickel, Lokoya, Screaming Eagle and Cardinale are just a few. Some of these wineries command top dollar for their wines. Searching the internet for Screaming Eagle, I see bottle prices range from $2500 and up. It’s crazy that people will pay these prices. For most collectors with disposable income, it’s not a big deal. I wish I had that problem. These days I am on a value hunt. What price do you pay for a good bottle of wine? Is it $25, $15 or $50?
The Gamble family has been farming in Napa since 1916. Tom Gamble is the current owner and third-generation grower. He purchased his first vineyard in 1981. The vineyard where the fruit in this bottle comes from resides in Oakville.
Deep color depth with a garnet/brown hue.
Aromatic, starting to show signs of middle-age. Aromas of dark cherry, blueberry, cocoa, spice, plum and dried fruit.
Dry, full-bodied with good acidity still. Tannins are soft. Rich savory complex mid-palate flavors with a long finish.
Region/Appellation: Napa Valley, Oakville AVA
How Much: $80.00
The Cabernet Sauvignon was still good after ten years. I rated the 2006 Gamble Family Vineyards Family Home Cabernet Sauvignon four glasses.
Life is too short to drink crappy wine. Expand your palate and keep trying.