94 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
From the valley floor vineyard in Oakville, the 2006 St. Eden has shed some of its tannic clout of last year and taken on a generously endowed style, with stunning black fruits, roasted herbs, sweet cassis, graphite, and new oak. Fleshy and even opulent (an anomaly for a 2006), this is an impressively endowed Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 25 years. (RP) (12/2009)
94 points Wine Enthusiast
A magnificent wine for its lush opulence and dramatic structure. Shows concentrated flavors of red and black sour cherry candy, red currants, coffee, dried herbs, anise and sandalwood, wrapped into gorgeously soft, refined tannins. Very fine and complex, and will age well. *Cellar Selection* (3/2010)
93 points Vinous
Dark red-ruby. Reticent but pure aromas of dark berries, tobacco and iron. Plummy and concentrated on the palate, showing a slight medicinal reserve. Not hugely expansive but has the energy for further positive evolution in bottle. This wine was seriously tannic and clenched in the way of a young port shortly after the bottling but is developing a bit faster than I would have predicted. (ST) (6/2017)
Stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.
Fill Level: Perfect
Wine Color/Clarity: Perfect.