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2006 Coyote Crest Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer: Munselle Vineyards
Appellation: Alexander Valley
Suggested Retail: $65
“Fine example of Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from a family that has been farming in this region since 1876. The Munselles grow grapes for some of the best wineries in Sonoma County, including Coppola, Ferrari-Carano, Simi, Kenwood and Jordan.
“Putting nose in the glass the first impression seems slightly herbal, with pronounced dark cherry characteristics. There's also some dark chocolate and, curiously, a subtle, dusty, mocha-like aroma in the background. The flavor is powerful and redolent of blackberries. It's a very big wine (14.8%!), but doesn't seem unbalanced--perhaps because it has a little more time in bottle than most of the currently available Cabernet, it seems lush yet very smooth. Long and pleasing finish, too.
“The Munselle Cabernet Sauvignon probably isn't expensive enough to be called a 'cult wine,' but it certainly has the scarcity factor. The wine isn't in general distribution, but sells through a mailing list or by visiting the website www.munsellevineyards.com.”
Food Affinity: “Deserves something special like an aged prime rib roast, served with truffled mashed potatoes."