2006 Buoncristiani Cabernet Sauvignon The Core

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley

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  • coreywb Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 29, 2014 - I had saved this bottle for a special occasion. Decanted 2 hours. Great pro reviews and CT reviews. Maybe my expectations were too high. A terrific bottle of wine but just didn't live up to the ratings. Beautiful crimson color. A little eucalyptus on the nose. Nice full body and delicious fruit, still some tannins but sweeter side. Finish disappoints. Too short and left me a little flat.

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  • wren460 commented:

    1/30/14, 10:15 AM - Hi, would you be so kind in describing me the nose...does the wine is your typical Napa cab or is it more restrained ? Thnks

  • coreywb commented:

    1/31/14, 3:21 PM - To answer wren460 - We consumed The Core after a bottle of Caymus Special Selection 2011. As a comparison of the noses the Caymus was far more fruit forward and more indicative of many Napa cabs. The Core was more subdued, a hint of eucalyptus (mint), some dark fruit (maybe blackberries) and a hint of currants. The Core was a more elegant wine, finesse, but lacked the finish, at least to us, to warrant 95-98 scores.

  • wren460 commented:

    1/31/14, 5:07 PM - Thank you for your answer. Happy drinking!

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