2006 Havens Wine Cellars Black and Blue

Red Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 57

  • merryberry Likes this wine: (92 points)

    August 1, 2015 - Garnet-tinged magenta. Warm blackberry pie, oak and wet leather nose. Medium bodied, cranberries, sharp cherries, black pepper, completely integrated tannins, a bit of mushroom, and a long red candy finish. It's fully mature and sublime.

  • SMHalps Likes this wine: (92 points)

    July 3, 2015 - My next to last bottle and I didn't know what to expect. But wow, its still kicking! It actually tasted young, with gobs of fruit. Only the sediment gave away its age. Long legs and finish.

  • RichardP wrote: (93 points)

    February 6, 2015 - This really is my last bottle of this, and it's in perfect form right now. Menthol and a faint touch of barnyard on the nose. On the palate, black cherry, blackberry, currants, and white pepper, with faint tannins and a vanilla note on the medium to long finish, and moderate acidity. At $29, this was excellent value for the money. Too bad there's no more to be had; this tastes like it has three or four good years left in it.

  • 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.

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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 238 (34%)
  • Consumed 456 (66%)

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Who Likes This Wine

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