2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon • Field Vineyard
California: Alexander Valley
Katarina doesn’t mess around when it comes to aging their Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon to perfection. Today’s stellar 2006 Katarina Cabernet Sauvignon spent 24 months in superior French and American oak barrels prior to bottling. It then rested in bottle for a little while longer until the wine was ready for release. In an era when release dates are determined by cashflow imperative, we offer our big kudos to Katarina for releasing the wine when it was actually ready!
Today’s delicious Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic Alexander Valley Cab, with bold fruit, an elegant feel, and plenty of complexity. This wine is smooth on entry and complex on the finish, with minerals and subtle herbal notes giving it an intriguing overall character.
Decant for at least 20 minutes and you’ll be rewarded with softer and more authentic aromas and flavors.
If you enjoy great Cabernet, this wine is highly recommended.
Translucent and vibrant with deep garnet hues from core to the ruby-red edge at the rim of the glass.
Lush, lovely and complex, with blackberry preserve, freshly cut cedar sawdust, graphite, black plum, dusty blackberry, dark tobacco leaf, and dried sage.
Dark and complex with stewed black fruit, black cherry, blackberry, dried dark rose petals, violets, and shredded redwood bark shavings.
A dusty terroir-driven finish, with prolonged black fruit that persists as integrated tannins leave the mouth with a delightful crushed velvet feel.
Enjoy with a lamb tenderloin in a balsamic-prune reduction sauce.
What the Winery Says
- Tasting Notes
- Aged to perfection in French and American oak barrels for 24+ months prior to release, our 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon is full bodied with cassis and vanilla overtones. A unique, unobtrusive, Port-like finish provides the wine with character to stand up to red meat and heavy sauced pasta dishes.
About the Winery
Our old vines are nurtured by the rich soil of the Alexander Valley. Here Field Vineyards has been growing award winning cabernet grapes for some of wine’s most notable names such as Silver Oak, Gallo, Sterling, Clos Du Bois, Korbel, Fransiscan Winery, Sutter Home, Rodney Strong and more for decades. In 2003 winery owner, Katarina Field, decided to begin her own label, Katarina. Under the direction of noted winemaker Chris Wills, these hand-crafted, artisan wines have been winning awards since their debut. The Katarina Cabernets offer deliciously powerful blackberries and rich plum flavors with a hint of oak and leather on the nose. Our amazing Russian River Chardonnay grapes now showcase themselves in the 2009 Katarina Chardonnay. This Chardonnay sets itself apart from others by offering a crisp and tropical taste on the tongue, with a chewy banana on the nose, making a perfect bottle for fans of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Chablis drinkers alike. We offer these amazing wines to the public through hand-selected restaurants, retailers and through direct-to-consumer programs.
Our wines taste like you should save them for a special occassion, but they are priced to enjoy everyday. We love them, and we are confident you will too.