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2006 Lokoya Cabernet Sauvignon "Spring Mountain"

Winery: Lokoya

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Spring Mountain"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Spring Mountain

State or country: CA

Price: $200

Cases produced: 238

KWG Score: 93 (based on 3 reviews)

Average Virtual Score: 95 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: August 31, 2009

Wine Review: This pitch black Cab from Lokoya is Excellent. It opens up with a ripe jammy black currant bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, very well balanced, very creamy, and ultra elegant. The flavor profile is a delicious mild dusty blackberry with a hint of black cherry on the back palate. The finish is a very dry and its mountain tannins are big but refined. They also stick around for quite some time. Pair this gem with a filet Mignon sometime over the next few years at your favorite steakhouse. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: “Spring Mountain can be somewhat enigmatic as most people expect it to either come at you with the intensity of Mt. Veeder or woo you with the rich characteristics of Diamond. In fact, for this winemaker, it’s a combination of both. With rich aromatics brimming with cassis and floral tones, and a combination of ripe blackberry, focused minerality and a wonderful length on the palate, it’s hard to not pay homage to its singularity of expression in the Napa Valley Mountain AVAs.” Christopher Carpenter, Winemaker

Organic status: not organic

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