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 Vintage2006 Label 1 of 2 
TypeRed
ProducerPiña Cellars (web)
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
Designationn/a
VineyardD'Adamo Vineyard
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionNapa Valley
AppellationNapa Valley

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2018 (based on 6 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90.7 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 93 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Dasher on 4/5/2015 & rated 90 points: This wine is drinking real well. (324 views)
 Tasted by mprachar on 9/27/2014 & rated 91 points: This wine is really coming into its own now. It's drinking beautifully; probably won't improve beyond this point. (962 views)
 Tasted by skibum819 on 4/26/2014 & rated 91 points: Just a great well balanced and beautifully crafted Cali Cab, but it needs at least 30 minutes to come around. Not a huge over the head powerhouse but a great textbook Cab (1438 views)
 Tasted by Camben on 8/28/2013 & rated 95 points: Texture and richness is off the chart. The.. I really dont have words (2657 views)
 Tasted by rodsjuice on 7/28/2013 & rated 89 points: The was more aromatic right from bottle and into decanter than after the 3 hour decant. Got aromas of cassis, cocoa, black fruit. Palate was full with a smooth texture. Good intergration of alcohol, tannins, acidity. Long smooth finish. Nicely balanced very enjoyable to drink by itself. I saved one glass for the grilled filet and it paired perfectly. One bottle left to enjoy. 5,12,16,6=89 (2629 views)
 Tasted by MemorialWineFan on 7/25/2013 & rated 89 points: Solid cab. Probably not a lot more to gain with aging. Can drink now and over the next 2 years (2709 views)
 Tasted by Tarpon222 on 7/12/2013 & rated 92 points: Delicious. Opaque, deeply extracted. Drank over 2 hours. Wonderful with filets. (1674 views)
 Tasted by Lakewine23 on 7/12/2013 & rated 91 points: very nice! well rounded cab (2101 views)
 Tasted by Troon on 6/10/2013 & rated 91 points: I didn't wait a year to drink the final bottle, but I enjoyed the wine. Decanted for about 30 minutes. Notes are similar to previous bottles. Good structure and balance. I enjoyed it for its price. (1043 views)
 Tasted by Rich S on 5/20/2013 & rated 92 points: Decanted for about an hour. Dark purple color. Big nose of rich blackberry cobbler, creme de cassis, a bit of charred oak and dark chocolate. Similar flavor profile on the palate with a full bodied mouthfeel and moderate finish. Medium+ acidity and tannins. This wine is undeniably Napa cabernet, in a good way. Still has time to develop more secondary characteristics but very drinkable and enjoyable now. (989 views)
 Tasted by sellerscellar on 4/1/2013 & rated 92 points: This wine simply continues to improve. Very nice. (1235 views)
 Tasted by Trade Mark (TM) on 2/17/2013 & rated 89 points: Muted on the nose. Red and black fruit with tar and smoke accents. dry tannins. Solid Cab but not great. (1303 views)
 Tasted by galewskj on 2/5/2013 & rated 83 points: So "Napa cab" is now code for something that you would drizzle over ice cream or pancakes, huh? Seriously, this is the 3rd napa cab in a row that I had high hopes for, and instead, it's cloying, oaked to all hell, syrupy and sickeningly sweet. No acid whatsoever to stand up to a grilled new york strip and wimpy tannins. Decanted for 1.5 hours. Reviews here made me think this is ready.

Day 2 and 4, I had a glass each day with some VERY spicy chili that I made, and it was a surprising and winning combination. The heavy heavy sweet flavors of this wine made for a great contrast to the spicy chili, sort of like a sweet white wine with spicy asian food or an Amarone with beef stew. (1507 views)
 Tasted by sellerscellar on 2/4/2013 & rated 91 points: Drinking very well right now. Still needs at least 1-2 hours of air before it's even close to being ready to drink. (1282 views)
 Tasted by Troon on 1/17/2013 & rated 91 points: Another year later, and I just opened the second bottle. At first, I was concerned because the wine was closed and hot. After about an hour the wine was really nice with a good amount of red fruit on the palate. The finish was subsiding by the end of the evening (+6 hours after opening), so I think the wine is beginning it's peak drinking window. I have one more bottle I will hold for another year (why not), but I think this wine is drinking well now.

Note from bottle consumed on 1/12/2012:
This wine needs time. The longer I decanted, the better it tasted. After two hours I started to taste the big red fruit that's hidden behind the tannins. The color was crimson red with strawberry and spice on the nose. By the end of the evening, I was hooked. This is a nice red that I had not had before. (92 Points) (1299 views)
 Tasted by wirelesswine on 10/31/2012 & rated 90 points: Nice classic cab flavors, though the heat on the nose a bit high. In fairness, did not decant (only slow ox) (1689 views)
 Tasted by PSUSteve on 9/1/2012 & rated 90 points: Pop and pour. This had some traditional cab components with tannins that were still tight. A little bit one dimensional. (1757 views)
 Tasted by hr3 on 4/7/2012 & rated 92 points: Getting better (2560 views)
 Tasted by J2K on 3/18/2012: I poured it in the decanter @ 5:30pm and stole a sip. It was totally out of whack; high alcohol, disjointed, rough, overripe dark, sour fruit.@ 9:30pm poured in the glass. Nose is overwhelming alcohol (14.9%) with touch of vanilla and fig. Palate is overripe dark fruit, licorice, and high alcohol- has a burned rubber or charred flavor that turns bitter and sour on the finish. Low acidity and tannins. At this point I realize this wine is not good and open a different bottle.
After 6 hours open I go back to the Pina. Some of the earlier nasty flavors have released. Now it has a smooth mouthfeel with low acidity and subtle tannins and taste like high alcohol cherry cough medicine.On day 2 (which rarely happens at Chez 2K) its more of the same. Considering the current characteristics of this wine, I dont see it getting better with age. Maybe just overcooked somewhere along the way. (2691 views)
 Tasted by sellerscellar on 2/29/2012 & rated 91 points: Incredible wine that still needs more time in the bottle. You can tell there is immense upside to this wine after another 6-12 months to hopefully integrate the tanin so that it becomes less stringent. But, nicely integrated fruit and oak with this wine. Has a lot of life left. Potential for 92-93. Drink after a 4 hr.+ decant or hold for at least 6-12 months. Very nice stuff. (2889 views)
 Tasted by Cujo on 2/25/2012 & rated 90 points: Dark color, medium nose, good legs, medium body, good finish, well rounded, consistent bottle (2468 views)
 Tasted by vasili on 2/5/2012 & rated 91 points: Needs some time to open up. Well integrated now and I think this will get even better with bottle time. (2610 views)
 Tasted by Troon on 1/12/2012 & rated 92 points: This wine needs time. The longer I decanted, the better it tasted. After two hours I started to taste the big red fruit that's hidden behind the tannins. The color was crimson red with strawberry and spice on the nose. By the end of the evening, I was hooked. This is a nice red that I had not had before. (3198 views)
 Tasted by apspr on 12/17/2011 & rated 91 points: Excellent - still needs lots of airing. (3498 views)
 Tasted by mprachar on 11/26/2011 & rated 90 points: Still needs some time open - even 30 minutes helps tremendously. A little hot to start but smooths out nicely. Much better than my last bottle a year ago. (3598 views)
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