2006 Havens Wine Cellars Black and Blue

Red Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
Drink between 2009 - 2017
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Community Tasting Notes 54

  • Dale Rattles Likes this wine: (88 points)

    December 10, 2014 - Decanted for 4 hours, then poured back in the bottle, recorked with Vacuvin and tried the next day. Color is medium with just a hint of bricking. Nose is of mild fruit, camphor, cedar and fig. The attack is dominated by oak, with fruit emerging on the mid-palate and finishing fairly well. After an hour or so, the camphor burns off and more fruit emerges. Definitely old world in style. This is the penultimate bottle of my case and while I enjoyed it, I won't miss it.

  • RichardP wrote: (91 points)

    October 30, 2014 - Prune and camphor on the nose. On the palate, cherry, dark fruit, white and black pepper, and black olive, with moderate acidity and no noticeable tannins. This is still going strong.

  • 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.

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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
  • UPC Code 763312479963

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 249 (36%)
  • Consumed 440 (64%)

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Who Likes This Wine

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