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Husic Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006
Chairman's SelectionTM
PLCB Code: 13589
Size: 750ML
Price: $55.99
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Vintages: 2008 2008 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005

Husic Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006

Region:USA > California > Napa Valley
Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 98%
Petit Verdot 2%
Alcohol Content:14.6%

Availability in Pennsylvania

Availability in Pennsylvania:

  • Removed from the Chairman's SelectionTM list on March 19, 2012.

  • This wine is no longer available in Pennsylvania. The PLCB Code above may now be in use for a different product.

Average rating: four_one_half  4.67  (6 ratings)  Add a Rating

Average rating: four_one_half  4.67
(6 ratings)
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Rated by jlburd on December 10, 2010
This is pretty exceptional wine for the vintage. It's more New World but much less oak influence. Incredibly silky. Cocoa, caramel, dark cherry, licorice after it opened up. Enough structure that it can lay down for a while but drinking great now too

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Rated by jonradus on December 23, 2010
This is an extremely rich, fruity, substantial, complex, smooth wine. The nose has tons of creamy red fruits and vanilla. The taste also has a smooth vanilla aspect that isn't overwhelming, and complements the sweet fruit and milk chocolate. The finish is so smooth with super-refined tannins. This wine was way better than I anticipated and could age well over the next five years (why wait though). Great price for a fantastic wine...will definitely buy more. Note: matched up well with a pork chop.

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Rated by bigred on December 31, 2010
All night, I kept commenting on the nose of this wine. Killer. The nose is at the level of “that new car smell”; you don’t want to exhale. Decanted this for 4 hours. This is a beautiful, lush complex wine, with chocolate, blackcurrant, vanilla and light sweet oak, with a really nice finish. An elegant wine and a great way to bring in the new year.

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Rated by Mark on March 14, 2011
Well I guess I'm the dissenter here. Decanted for three hours and drank over the next three with short ribs. I didn't get the same nose as bigred, and while the finish was smooth it didn't necessarily stand out. That said, there's nothing to really complain about except the price: If I'd paid the quoted $110 I would have fired off a letter of complaint. At the CS price of $56 it was merely overpriced. I think it would take a hypothetical price of $25-30 for me to be a satisfied consumer. IMO not as good as the Anderson's Conn Valley '06 Cab which was $40 and seemed to have a brighter future.

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bigred - March 15, 2011 9:56PM

Here's hoping in a couple of months they put the rest on a Chairman's sale for $29.99. I'll scoop them up.

Rated by mrmedoes on July 15, 2011
This was a bit of a "wonder" wine for me. Initial nose came across almost identical to Caymus for me. I don't know why, but Caymus has a nose that I love and any time you can closely replicate that, you're headed in a good direction. So great... past the nose, and on to the wine - decanted for an hour and tried - so tannic that I couldn't make it past... like wince inducing tannins. At hour two, I took a step back in, and it was getting better. 2.5... now we're getting somewhere. It then just hung there, never getting any better. I'm not sure if bottle age will help, but I'd like to think that you can give me any young cab @ 3 hours and I can tell you if it will get better. It is good, but not great, and ~$60 should be better than just good.

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mrmedoes - July 16, 2011 10:21AM

And to comment on my own rating, the next morning never really materialized with any more. Age will definitely be a good thing, but the real question is how much of a good thing - just to cut down on some harsh tannins or to truly enhance the wine?

Rated by Zippy on December 26, 2014
Rich, Full bodied, decanted for four hours. Got better as the night progressed.

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