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2006 Novelty Hill Cabernet Sauvignon
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Community Tasting Notes 49
dankrems wrote: (91 points)
April 12, 2014 - Was a bit thin and tart out of the bottle but what a difference after 90 minute decant. The wine filled in nicely with a bit more fruit coming forward and touches of spice and leather. Not an outstanding wine but certainly a good one and a winner at this price point.
Steve in St Cloud Likes this wine: (92 points)
July 13, 2013 - Last bottle. Hadn't tried it in a while. initial presentation had mellowed, tannin had softened and new notes moved forward - vanilla, berry. A wish I had purchased more. Drink Now
lewisrise wrote: (91 points)
June 15, 2013 - Great QPR. Dark cherry and tobacco
rhpolk Likes this wine: (92 points)
May 4, 2013 - What a great WA cab. It really does drink more like a Pinot with the cherry flavors, but I like it! Especially at that price point. I'm a Napa Cab guy, but if I want a Pinot like Cab, this is it!
wahootaster wrote: (91 points)
September 6, 2012 - Pure, bright and harmonious. Transparent ruby color; fruit-centric nose, with blackcurrants on popping, giving way to blackberries, and dark chocolate in the background; pure, clean, rich fruit flavors (black cherries, blackberries, cranberries) with a savory note and bitter coffee as well; chewy but well-balanced tannins, leading into a long, tangy finish with cherries and berries. Delicious - yet another great and well-priced Washington cab.
Pro Reviews 2
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Stephen Tanzer
November/December 2009, Issue #147 (link)
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Washington Wine Report
By Sean Sullivan
9/30/2009 (link) *** 1/2 points
(Novelty Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley) 2006 has some palate coating oak, in a pleasant way. The wine largely pulls it off. Starts with a very plush entry before pulling back a bit and getting a slightly sharp element that lingers on the palate. A lot to swirl around and ponder over. Fun earthy elements. A good palate with the exception of the slight dip in the mid-palate. On the 2006, chilled back to 62 degrees. A lot of toasted oak and spice aromas. Black pepper and earth are still there. Does seem to show a lot of Cab Franc influence strangely. The taste seems considerably more thin when the wine is cooler. It becomes richer on the palate as it warms up. Tannins definitely pull back here on a more acid-driven, oak-textured wine. 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc. I KNEW there was some Cab Franc in this wine :). 3,832 cases produced. 14.4% alcohol.
- Vintage 2006
- Type Red
- Producer Novelty Hill
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region Washington
- SubRegion Columbia Valley
- Appellation Columbia Valley
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 348 (46%)
- Consumed 405 (54%)