The Vintage: A mild summer and temperate fall in 2006 followed a very wet and cool spring. With extra moisture, the leaf canopy grew beautifully through the summer delivering ample photosynthesis to the vine for grape cluster development. Extra leaf thinning in the Rutherford and St. Helena vineyards aided the maturation process. The grapes were harvested between October 24th & November 5th when the fruit reached optimum ripeness.
Winemaking: The Reserve Cabernet program started at Whitehall Lane Winery in 1984. Since that time, fruit primarily from the Rutherford and St. Helena appellations have been designated for the "Reserve” program. This 2006 vintage is a blend of nine distinct barrel lots from ﬁve separate vineyards. The wine was aged in 80% French and 20% American oak barrels for 25 months.
Tasting Notes: Elegance and power balance beautifully in this classic offering. The deep, rich color and enticing aromas give way to full-blown fruit ﬂavors that are framed beautifully on the mid-palate by ripe tannins and sweet oak ﬂavors. The ﬂavors of black cherry, black berry and oak linger well beyond the silky smooth ﬁnish. Balance and ripeness offer lingering ﬂavors that lead to a long, silky smooth ﬁnish. Enjoy this wine through 2020.
The Closure: This 2006 bottling is the winery’s fourth vintage to be sealed with the revolutionary glass closure, Vino-Seal™. This elegant alternative to cork offers an ideal seal that allows the wine to retain its purity of ﬂavor and aroma. The wines sealed with this ‘glass cork’ continue to age beautifully.
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