It was claimed to be restaurant only for the 2005 vintage, but most shops seemed to have it. Some were asking almost $30 Thinking they had a real find that no one could get and it was worth the money. But then slowly it leaked out that this was a real bargain and could be bought retail under $20 and then most shops had to make the offer. Now it seems the 2006 vintage is going to stores without a hassle, I think. I walked into it at one of my shops just sitting there waiting for me to buy, I did.
Like the 2005 this version has all that great fruit. Nice ruby to dark cherry color. The dark cherry nose, the dark berry on the palate. Just what you look for in a Cabernet and under $20!Then you taste the dark oaky, toasty background and think it had to cost more. This is really a nice wine, the finish is smooth and silky, it does not quite have the full tannins the 2005 had but still real close. 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3% Syrah, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petite Sirah Thats a lot going on for under $20
This is the wine you can buy and people will all really like it. The bottle is a pretty painted finish with silver foil. It presents well in and out of the bottle. I will for sure keep these around the price may be cheap, but this is not a cheap wine.