2006 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

I was perusing through my cellar trying to find a bottle from a winery that I have not had in quite some time.  After a few minutes I came across a 2006 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

After doing some research on the internet, there was very little information on the winery.  I do know the wine maker Laurie Hook is also the wine maker for Beringer Winery in St Helena.  I am guessing in was more than likely a second label made from extra wine used for a Beringer Knights Valley wine.

I have to say both Chris and were very impressed with the wine…

Here are my tasting notes.

Sight
After I poured us a glass I could see the depth of the wine was medium.  The color of the Cabernet was dark garnet and the wine was very clear.  The edge of the wine (Meniscus) was very sharp.  The Cabernet from Knights Valley was holding up well.

 

Smell
The aroma of the Cabernet was very aromatic not powerful.  We could smell Bing Cherry and Plum.  I was wondering if there was a hint of dark chocolate?

Taste
The Cabernet was medium and the acidity was spot on.  The tannins were medium.  As we tasted the Cabernet the tannins attacked the front palate and finished to the back of the tongue.  The finish was long and balanced.  We could taste dark red fruit and dark chocolate.

I would be curious to find out if you could purchase this wine at the local liquor store.  If you do come across a bottle of 2006 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon I would definitely buy it.  If you come across a Beringer wine from Knights Valley I would give it a try too.

We both rated the 2006 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon four glasses and wished we had more in the cellar.  I am thinking there might be one more!

Cheers!

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