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2006 Novelty Hill Cabernet Sauvignon
- Columbia Valley
Community Tasting Notes 55
Whine-Oh Likes this wine: (91 points)
February 21, 2017 - P n P table side at upscal RSF rest. Went swimmingly w/ flank steak n short ribs. No flaws, easy drinking. Soft mouthfeel. Mild tannins. Nice red fruit n phenols on nose. Nice WA cab in a good place tonight. Solid QPR. Drink and enjoy now.
neruda11 Likes this wine: (91 points)
November 10, 2016 - Revisited and 30 min after pulling the cork, it was drinking just fine. LOVE the value of this wine!!
chifred wrote: (90 points)
August 6, 2016 - Open 1 hour, RT. Subtle nose with blackberry and blueberry with hint of graphite and hint of cocoa. Light to mid weight with moderate tannins which faded over the evening and some acid. Spice and hint of fruit on palate. Well structured and smooth.
neruda11 Likes this wine: (90 points)
December 28, 2015 - In my top 5 bang for the bucks...opened and drank 90min later...I'm guessing didn't need that long, though. Drank over 90 further minutes with no regression.
hiker_guy Likes this wine:
September 4, 2015 - Very nice wine.
Nose was mesmerizing in it's subtle notes of dark fruit, spice and complex leather/tobacco notes.
Palate was rich, complex, balanced and very long.
This drank like a nicely aged 2nd growth from St. Julien.
Pro Reviews 2
By Stephen Tanzer
November/December 2009, IWC 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
- UPC Code 012086934216
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 281 (37%)
- Consumed 478 (63%)
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