2006 Havens Wine Cellars Black and Blue

Red Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
Drink between 2009 - 2017
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Community Tasting Notes 52

  • RichardP wrote: (92 points)

    May 14, 2014 - Menthol on the nose. On the palate, dark fruit, white pepper, olive tapenade, and a touch of oaky vanilla on the medium finish, with good acidity and light tannins. This is my last of half a case. There has been some bottle variation on these, with one or two not showing as well; this final bottle is in peak form. Smooth as it is, the hint of unintegrated oak makes me think this should hold for another five years or so.

  • mxpbuy Likes this wine: (89 points)

    December 16, 2013 - I should have kept my hands off it, but after 4 hours of decanting it finally smoothed out and came around. The black and blue fruits are layered and sweet with sweet Oak. The alcohol is still not fully resolved and this detracted from the experience by a point.

  • RichardP wrote: (90 points)

    December 2, 2013 - Camphor and a touch of strawberry on the nose. On the palate, dark fruit, menthol, and olive tapenade. The white pepper that was noticeable in earlier bottles was missing from this one. Still excellent, but missing a bit of the complexity I was expecting. The Havens funkiness I usually look forward to was muted as well. I can't tell whether this was an off bottle, or whether it is simply aging. I have one more of these, so I may find out from that.

  • CTmark wrote: flawed

    October 23, 2013 - Too bad, this was the last one.

  • RonT Likes this wine: (90 points)

    July 19, 2013 - Big bold color and nose. Notes of blackberry, cassis and some roasted veggies. Some tartness when tasting but not out of balance. A very good wine at the price

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Havens Wine Cellars
  • Varietal Red Blend
  • Designation Black and Blue
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 264 (39%)
  • Consumed 420 (61%)

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Who Likes This Wine

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