Vintage 2006

  • Artz
  • Aldercreek
  • Cabernet
Wine
2006 Fall Line Artz Vineyard  (SOLD OUT)
AVA
Red Mountain
Composition
Cabernet Franc 34%
Merlot 34%
Cabernet Sauvignon 32%
Bottled
April 13, 2008
Production
492 cases
Review
90+ points, Wine Advocate, August 2008: "Purple colored with aromas of paine grillé, pencil lead, spice box, and black fruits, it is a bit tighter than the 2005. It offers plenty of spicy black fruit flavors, good depth and balance, and a lengthy finish. Give it 2-3 years of additional cellaring and drink it through 2020."
Wine
2006 Fall Line Aldercreek Vineyard  (SOLD OUT)
AVA
Horse Heaven Hills
Composition
Merlot 46%
Cabernet Franc 44%
Cabernet Sauvignon 10%
Bottled
April 19 & 20, 2008
Production
796 cases
Review
89 points, Wine Advocate, August 2008: "It exhibits an expressive bouquet of cedar, tobacco, clove, cinnamon, allspice, red cherry and blackberry. The tannins are light and the wine has elegance along with very good depth and a pure finish. It merits 2-3 years of additional cellaring and should drink well through 2020."
Wine
2006 Fall Line Cabernet Sauvignon  (SOLD OUT)
AVA
Columbia Valley
Composition
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Vineyards
Boushey 36%
Artz 33%
Aldercreek 31%
Bottled
April 26 & 27, 2008
Production
786 cases
Review
92 points, Wine Advocate, August 2008: "The nose offers up notes of vanilla bean, coconut, black currants, and blackberry liqueur. Layered and ripe, bordering on opulent, it nicely conceals enough tannin to carry the wine through another 4-5 years of evolution. This concentrated, lengthy effort should attain its peak by 2013 and remain at that level through 2026."