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Le Chanceux 2006 Library Cabernet Sauvignon

Le Chanceux

2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Coombsville, Napa Valley, CA

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Tasting Notes:

The winery’s first release, the 2006 is quite a treat. With 12 years of age, including 18 months in French oak, this wine has aged so gracefully and is drinking beautifully right now. A nearly opaque deep red core that extends through the edges, with a balanced “symphony” or aromas – baked dark cherry pie, leather, forest floor, mulberries, black licorice and subtle cedar notes. Rich and silky, the palate is in excellent balance, with a hint of vanilla and mint leaf intermingling with dark fruit and earth notes. A delightful, long finish.

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  • Grapes
    100% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Region
    Coombsville, Napa Valley
  • Production
    156 cases
  • Alcohol
    14.7%
  • Ageability
    Drink now with 45 minute decanting or enjoy through 2025+
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Winemaker:
Mike Elliott
About the Winemaker:
Vineyard:
Belle Filles Vineyard
About the Vineyard:
 
In 1999 Robert & Susan McNerney purchased a 2 acre property in East Napa and in 2002 planted 1 acre of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes known to be the best varietal to thrive in this area. Their Coombsville property was later to become a part of the 16th AVA of the Napa Valley in 2011. Planted with a vision of sharing a small lot Cabernet with family and friends while selling the bulk of the grapes to help provide income for their still young family of five was their goal.
Additional Winemaker Notes:

The 2006 season offered one challenge after another.

The cool, wet spring led to early botrytis and slowed ripening, forcing adjustments in the vineyard. Heat spikes in July sunburned berries, then it turned cool near harvest. Due to the rolling bench land terrain in Coombsville and its micro-climates, which allow for an extended “hang time”, the Le Chanceux team were able to harvest later than most areas in the Napa Valley allowing for compelling concentration and optimal brix. 

Accolades:
DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL – NY Finger Lakes Int’l Wine Competition
Blog:
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Food Pairing Suggestions:
This Cabernet Sauvignon will be an ideal compliment to a range of dishes, including grilled NY strip, roasted pork or duck breast, meatballs with pasta and beef tenderloin. Hosting a cocktail party? Try a charcuterie plate with salami, cured meats and cheeses such as aged Gouda and Cheddar, Parmesan and Gruyere.
About the Winery
Le Chanceux Robert and Susan McNerney (a self-proclaimed francophile), moved to the Napa Valley and planted Cabernet Sauvignon vines on their estate property in 2002. Le Chanceux, pronounced luh shuhn sue, is rooted in family from the winery name, to the vineyard, and also to the wine itself. Le Chanceux means "The Lucky One"; a reminder to their three daughters, Lauren, Ellen and Jennifer, how lucky they were to be blessed to live in the beautiful Napa Valley, a destination where world class wines are produced. Learn more