2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Alexander Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon • Kuimelis Estate
California: Alexander Valley
To Infinity... and beyond
Today’s wonderful 2006 Mantra Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Alexander Valley is a big, classically styled Cabernet Sauvignon.
Bold, lush and so delicious, this exciting wine is a Cabernet Sauvignon that rivals the biggest and best that the Napa Valley has to offer.
If you’ve never enjoyed a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Alexander Valley, today’s wine is a terrific wine to cut your teeth on. Especially at today’s 50% off price.
Sonoma County Harvest Fair Gold Medal
Deep and dark with an intensely inky core of darkest crimson. At the edge of the glass, a chubby ring of garnet cuts a beautiful circle around the wine.
Lush, heady aromas leap from the glass, led by stewed berry fruit and stewed plum, reminiscent of a mixed compote. This dense aroma is followed by classic Cabernet aromas of chocolate, tobacco, black cherry, leather and a touch of soft cedar.
Big and bold, with dense, intense blackberry, plum, pomegranate, tobacco, spice and dried fall leaves, followed by baker’s chocolate and toasty oak.
Extra long, with intense black fruit that very gradually fades to tobacco, subtle spice and a hint of cocoa dust.
A thickly cut filet mignon with a mushroom garlic sauté and a dollop of green peppercorn butter on top.
What the Winery Says
2006 Mantra Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Alexander Valley
- Tasting Notes
- Only the best barrels of our high elevation vineyard were chosen for this special reserve bottling, with each bottle individually numbered. The wine is dark, dense and delicious. Aromas of ripe black currants, mulberry, dried rose petal and loamy notes, are complemented with a bold yet luscious mouth feel.
100% estate fruit, Cloverdale Vineyard.
Aged in 100% French Oak for 24 months.
1,200 foot elevation, ridge-top exposure.
Stoney Aiken Loam soil.
Hand sorted at destemmer / crusher.
147 Cases produced.
About the Winery
The literal translation of mantra is mind-protection. A mantra is something that is repeated over and over again to give oneself a sense of ‘peace’ and ‘bliss’ - try our liquid versions.
Mantra is dedicated to producing wines that reflect the unique characteristics of our high elevation vineyard sites in the Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys of Sonoma County. Our wines are made exclusively from the best blocks of our mountain-top and hillside vineyards and farmed to rigorous specifications to produce our ultra-premium wines. We specialize in Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Syrah.
Mike and Lorene Kuimelis have been growing reserve designate grapes for noted wineries in the Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys of Sonoma County since the late 1970’s with roughly eighty acres under vine. They passed their enthusiasm and knowledge of wine and vineyards on to their son Mike Jr. who started the next chapter of this story by producing the first wines under the Mantra label. The origin of Mantra Wines began with a single barrel of wine made by Mike Jr. in a garage from Mike Sr.’s grapes – one barrel led to two barrels and so forth until the popularity of the wine outpaced it’s production. At this point Mike made a decision to abandon his applications to medical school and made a business of making wine full time. Mantra Wines is a collaborative effort between father and son – Mike Sr. grows the grapes and Mike Jr. makes the wines and runs the day-to-day operations of the small winery with his wife Dez. Our first commercial release was in 2000 with just a few hundred cases of Cabernet Sauvignon – Mantra is now distributed in over 15 states and Canada. True to our roots – we remain a boutique winery that produces hand-crafted wines of limited production levels but no longer made in the garage.
We are very proud to offer you these wines - enjoy!