Region: Coombsville, Napa Valley, CA
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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.
RegionCoombsville, Napa Valley
Aging PotentialDrink now with 45 minute decanting or enjoy through 2025+
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.