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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Right Bank 2006

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95 Points Robert Parker:The 2006 Right Bank a blend of 60% Cabernet Franc and 40% Merlot has sweet notes of bouquet garni intermixed with roasted coffee chocolate black cherry and black currant. The wine is deep rich round but once the tannins kick in at the back of the palate this wine clearly begs for bottle age. Give it 4-5 years of cellar age and drink it over the following 25 years.

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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards:
Once the grapes are picked, which can take anywhere from three days to three weeks depending on the weather, they are crushed and the juice placed in large stainless steel tanks for fermentation. Fermentation is allowed to proceed until just the right amount of sugar has been converted to alcohol, at which point the young wine is separate from the remaining pomace of skins and sediment and r... Read more
Once the grapes are picked, which can take anywhere from three days to three weeks depending on the weather, they are crushed and the juice placed in large stainless steel tanks for fermentation. Fermentation is allowed to proceed until just the right amount of sugar has been converted to alcohol, at which point the young wine is separate from the remaining pomace of skins and sediment and racked into French oak barrels to age in the caves. Periodically, the barrels are racked over the course of two years to remove standing sediment prior to bottling, corking, labeling and packaging. Wine cases are then stored in a specially designed, temperature controlled warehouse. Read less

External Reviews for Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Right Bank

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/18/2010

In the more irregular vintage of 2006, the Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve has also turned out strong, with sweet creme de cassis fruit intermixed with incense, charcoal, and hints of asphalt and creosote, along with some subtle smoky barrel smells. The wine has a big, substantial mouthfeel, firm but sweet tannins, and a generous, savory finish with outstanding purity and extract. This wine is more backward, as one might expect in this vintage, but it promises to evolve for 25+ years as well. ** Only 2 in Stock **


External Review
Source: Sam's Wine
09/15/2009

Their Napa Valley Cheval Blanc look-alike is called Right Bank, usually a blend of two-thirds Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc, although it can change somewhat depending on the vintage. This is a thrilling wine that comes as close as just about any wine in Napa to mimicking a great Right Bank Bordeaux. I think the 2006 Right Bank is also going to be another home run for the folks at Conn Valley. A blend of 60% Cabernet Franc and 40% Merlot, the wine exhibits sweet, subtle notes of underbrush, earth, black cherry, currant, coffee, tapenade, and even a hint of truffle. This is a wine of impressive finesse, richness, and superb purity of fruit along with a full-bodied texture. It should drink beautifully for 15 or more years as well.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

RP: 95 Points


External Review
10/06/2009

95 Points Robert Parker:The 2006 Right Bank a blend of 60% Cabernet Franc and 40% Merlot has sweet notes of bouquet garni intermixed with roasted coffee chocolate black cherry and black currant. The wine is deep rich round but once the tannins kick in at the back of the palate this wine clearly begs for bottle age. Give it 4-5 years of cellar age and drink it over the following 25 years.


External Review
10/06/2009

95RP no further case discount


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

RP: 94 Points



95 Points Robert Parker:The 2006 Right Bank a blend of 60% Cabernet Franc and 40% Merlot has sweet notes of bouquet garni intermixed with roasted coffee chocolate black cherry and black currant. The wine is deep rich round but once the tannins kick in at the back of the palate this wine clearly begs for bottle age. Give it 4-5 years of cellar age and drink it over the following 25 years.

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