Red

2006 Ovid Red Wine

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 39

  • Mark H. LeQuire wrote: 96 points

    August 25, 2019 - This beautiful wine is aging beautifully. Bumped up the score from 2010 note. Imagine this, it paired perfectly with grilled Halibut fresh from Alaska. No flaws. Moderate rim variation. Heavy sediment. Dark dark dark ruby color. Classic old world nose. Classic dark florals and fruits on the nose. No tannin. No acid. Moderate alcohol. Long glorious finish. Probably at peak and ready to drink. This is an amazing wine.

  • Bigtuna Likes this wine: 95 points

    July 27, 2019 - Good cork, good fill, well stored. Definitely needed a 1 to 2 hours to really show well. Very well balanced, nice nose, velvety integrated tannins, and long finish. 95

  • S1 Likes this wine:

    July 6, 2019 - A bit muted on the nose initially, but flavor explodes on the palate. Red and black fruits mingle, balanced by Indian spices, green briar herb notes, and a super long finish. WOTN.

  • walkerjfw wrote: 95 points

    June 23, 2018 - At the Milling Room in NYC with Valerie/Mer/Steve/Anne- great food and reasonable corkage. This was one of my contributions, in the cellar from release. Decanted for about 30 minutes, drank over 90.

    From prior notes: "Dense purple color, no signs of age. Nose of dark fruits, tobacco and smoke. Palate is blackberry, cassis, chocolate, coffee and earth/dust. Some baking spice and cinnamon on the back palate."

    Picking up dark cherries, blackberry, baking spice, mocha, and tobacco leaf on this tasting. Great mouthfeel, luxurious/elegant. Tannins have softened but still vibrant and expressive wine - should still have a long drinking arc ahead of it.

    The 2006 Napa wines (at least from my cellar) have really done well, this is a great example. Benefited from the decant, would allow an hour if venue allows.

  • leadpencil wrote: 97 points

    June 14, 2018 - Medium to full bodied. Blackberry. Linear. Integrated tannins. Delicious.

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Decanter

  • By Stephen Brook
    Covetable Napa - 10 Years, 9/24/2019 (link)

    (Ovid, Red Wine, Napa Valley, California, USA, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Ovid: The First Nine Years 2005-2013 (Feb 2017), 2/1/2017 (link)

    (Ovid Ovid Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2010, IWC Issue #150 (link)

    (Ovid Red Wine Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Sommelier Journal

  • By Ben Narasin
    December 2009 (link)

    (Ovid Napa Valley) The current release shows a dark, wild-plum-skin color, rich and dense in the glass. A lush nose, contrasting with the vibrant fruit explosion of the 2005, yields notes of vanilla with cooked black cherry and a vapor of cola. The soft texture hinted at on the nose is confirmed on the palate, where abundant layers of dark-red-to-purple fruit with a touch of licorice are followed by anise, well-integrated spices (particularly black pepper), and tannin. Notes of vanilla appear on the midpalate, ending in a creamy finish reminiscent of warm custard. Winery Spotlight: Ovid

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Ovid
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Red Wine
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 000003821923

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 11 (1%)
  • In Cellars 644 (60%)
  • Consumed 421 (39%)

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